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While certainly Dante and Catherine of Siena figure most prominently, Webb also reads, anatomists, philosophers, physicians, poets, and theologians, in mapping the complex, and often conflicted, medieval conceptions of the heart.
Yet the art of the anatomist is integral to Western culture.
some of the stripped corpses on show and (below) German anatomist Professor Gunther von Hagens
He added that he would like German anatomist Gunther von Hagens to perform the procedure on his wife.
The juxtaoral organ was first described in 1885 by the Danish anatomist Chievitz, who was studying the development of the salivary glands.
Massive muscles of mastication that were present before this myosin-gene mutation occurred could have been constraining brain size by limiting the expansion of [cranial] plates in the developing skull," says University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine anatomist Nancy Minugh-Purvis, a coauthor of the new study.
Relying on these criteria, Cunningham is quite willing to speak of Andreas Vesalius, with his appeal to the body over the authority of texts, as a Protestant anatomist, although Cunningham acknowledges that Vesalius was a Catholic by faith.
Readers will have to decide whether to admire or disdain the University of Innsbruck's archeologist Konrad Spindler and anatomist Werner Platzer.
He Stumbled, which is set in no particular time or period, is about a royal anatomist who visits an obscure kingdom in order to carry out certain necessary procedures on the body of a newly-deceased monarch.
An Italian anatomist, Luigi Galvani (1737-1798), noticed in 1780 that the muscles of dissected frog legs twitched wildly when a spark from a Leyden jar struck them.