We have a new digital collection of our ten anatomical fugitive sheets. Anatomical fugitive sheets provide an early interactive model for looking inside the human body. These printed illustrations are single sheets, similar to broadsides, that depict the body using layers or flaps that can be lifted to reveal internal organs and other body parts, mimicking what one would find upon dissection.
One of our most treasured works is The Four Seasons. This series of four copperplate engravings dating from the seventeenth century are mysterious and elaborate. Each one of the four engravings include a series of flaps that reveals more layers. The Web version of these images are not publication quality, nor are they intended for such use.
Duke's Medical Center Library & Archives hosts Historical Images in Medicine. This digitized collection encompass over 3,000 photographs, illustrations, engravings, and bookplates from Duke's History of Medicine Collections.
Other Digital Collections can be found at the following sites:
Animated Anatomies - Exhibit highlighting anatomical flap books from the History of Medicine Collections at Duke