Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Lady Anatomist Who Brought Dead Bodies to Light

As an anatomist, Anna Morandi went where no woman had gone before, helping to usher in a new understanding of the male body and developing new techniques for examining organs.
 She also served as the public face of an unusual scientific partnership with her husband, a sculptor and anatomist. Yet in one way, she was no exception to what has become a common narrative of historical women in science: Despite her achievement and acclaim during her lifetime, her role was ultimately written out of history.
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