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Bourgery. Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery

Hardcover, clothbound with fold-outs, 9.8 x 13.7 in., 8.97 lb, 722 pages
US$ 80
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Discover one of the most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated anatomical treatises ever published. The product of more than two decades of dedication, and spanning descriptive, surgical, microscopic, and general anatomy, as well as embryology, The Atlas of Anatomy marks to this day a major achievement in medical history, and a breathtaking insight into the workings and wonder of the human body.

Customer reviews (11)

Anatomically Correct

An unsurpassed treatise of the human body
We owe a great debt to Jean Baptiste Marc Bourgery (1797–1849) for his Atlas of Anatomy, which was not only a massive event in medical history, but also remains one of the most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated anatomical treatises ever published.

Bourgery began work on his magnificent atlas in 1830 in cooperation with illustrator Nicolas Henri Jacob (1782–1871), a student of the French painter Jacques Louis David. The first volumes were published the following year, but completion of the treatise required nearly two decades of dedication; Bourgery lived just long enough to finish his labor of love, but the last of the treatise’s eight volumes was not published in its entirety until five years after his death.

The eight volumes of Bourgery’s treatise cover descriptive anatomy, surgical anatomy and techniques (exploring in detail nearly all the major operations that were performed during the first half of the 19th century), general anatomy and embryology, and microscopic anatomy. Jacob’s spectacular hand-colored lithographs are remarkable for their clarity, color, and aesthetic appeal, reflecting a combination of direct laboratory observation and illustrative research. Unsurpassed to this day, the images offer exceptional anatomical insight, not only for those in the medical field but also for artists, students, and anyone interested in the workings and wonder of the human body.
The authors

Jean-Marie Le Minor has been professor of anatomy at the University of Strasburg since 1990, radiologist at the University Hospital in Strasburg, member of the French National Academy of Surgery since 2012, laureate of the French National Academy of Medicine (2003), and officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (French Ministry of Culture). He is the author of several anatomy and history books and numerous scientific and historical articles.

Henri Sick was professor of anatomy at the Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg from 1972 to 2003 and director of the Institute of Normal Anatomy from 1994 to 2003. He is an officer of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques (French Ministry of Education) and the author of several books on sectional anatomy, as well as numerous scientific articles.

Bourgery. Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery
Hardcover, clothbound with fold-outs, 9.8 x 13.7 in., 8.97 lb, 722 pages

Customer reviews (11)

Informative and artistic

Denise, November 01, 2021
A fine and complete work that explains in detail how human beings are made. The illustrations are clear and precise, the descriptions too.
This book can be considered not only an informative text but also a real artistic product.


Manuel Marín, October 28, 2021
Lo compré para regalar a un doctor y quedó impresionado por la calidad tanto de la encuadernación como de los dibujos.
Excelente compra.
La experiencia de compra con taschen de diez.

Interesting and educational book

Joost, October 27, 2021
This book is very big and beautiful. The pages are thick and the quality is absolutely what you expect from TASCHEN. I have a lot of books from TASCHEN and I love them all. I love the bigger books and this one definitely don't disappoint you in the size. Is thick and big.
Much buy! Is a little big for coffee table book but if you have bigger table it can fit.

A nice piece of medecine history

Jérémy, October 27, 2021
A great book of anatomy with awesome drawings of our human body.

A Fantastic Revival of History

Howard, October 27, 2021
I'm very fond of early medical history. I'm always awed by the pioneering vision of the early surgeons, and by their quest to help people in a raw, brutal period of medical history.

And this book captures that spirit perfectly. It demonstrates both the grisliness of antique surgery, and the tenderness and mercy sought by its practitioners. It's a beautiful reference book, and a remarkable piece of history.

Very good

Giorgio, October 27, 2021
Very good hard cover and bookbinding, really good images and quality

Bourgery Atlas d'anatomie

Zoé, October 27, 2021
Très beau livre bien réédité, l'iconographie est impressionnante


Ese, October 27, 2021
This book is HUGE!! high quality and excellent content, but beware the size

Incredible quality and huge!

Gabriel, October 27, 2021
The fold out pieces were a massive highlight alongside the quality of the reproduction, beautiful front cover and binding.


Laura, October 27, 2021
Creo que como guía visual no tiene competidor, fue un regalo y la persona quedó gratamente impresionada. No hace falta resaltar que el encuadernado es inmejorable para un libro de su tamaño, calidad y peso