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These color lithographs illustrating amputation are from Jean Marc Bourgery’s monumental Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme.  This work was originally published in eight volumes over the course of twenty-three years (1831-1854); Bourgery himself died before it was completed.

The illustrations were done by Nicholas-Henri Jacob, a student of the renowned French Revolution era painter Jacques Louis David.

(via cataclism-o)


I cultivated silence like a rare plant,
glimmer by glimmer I deciphered the night.
~Amina Saïd, from ‘Path of Light’.

Collage by Cult of Artemis.


A show of hands

(Source: janejune.deviantart.com, via the-hidden-dagger)