Medieval Images of the Human Body



 
 By the later Middle Ages there was great interest in anatomy and how the body worked. Medieval people made illustrations to explain medical and anatomical issues of human body. Here is a list of medieval images of the whole or parts of the body, which offer a fascinating, unique and strange views from the Middle Ages.




There are a couple of great online resources that offer images of human anatomy from historical sources, namely Anatomia 1522-1867 from the University of Toronto and Historical Anatomies on the Web, from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

See also:

Medieval Medical Experiments

Anatomy during the Italian Renaissance: A Brief History of How Artists Influenced its Development

Exhibition reveals the genius of Leonardo’s anatomical work

Mondino’s book and the human body

wound man - Medieval Images of the Human Body