How Did 16th Century Doctors Get Their Anatomical Info? Pop Up Books, of Course!

How Did 16th Century Doctors Get Their Anatomical Info? Pop Up Books, of Course!

Book Culture

Today, we use books for everything. Seriously, everything. Way back when, however, books were expensive, difficult to produce, and uncommon among the public. About this time, humanity was discovering biology, anatomy, the inner workings of the human body as a whole.    Illustration and artwork was a powerful tool for those studying anatomy, but issues arose from a two-dimensional drawing representing the three-dimensional reality that is the human body. The answer? Flaps.   Image via Atlas Obscura, Wellcome Library, London.   Atlas Obscura recently wrote about how what were essentially pop-up books were used as medical documents at this time. Pop up books are …