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Bourgery. Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery

Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.62 lb, 832 pages
US$ 25
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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.

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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, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.62 lb, 832 pages
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Customer reviews (11)


Patricio, November 02, 2021
Beautiful book with incredible visuals on human anatomy.

Beautiful book

Zoltan, November 02, 2021
Beautifully illustrated book. The information is so interesting! I love this book.

Best anatomy illustrations

Matija, October 30, 2021
Exellent book and great print quality!

Cuerpo humano

José Luis, October 28, 2021
Extraordinarias ilustraciones para una enamorada de la anatomía humana, mi esposa.


Radko, October 28, 2021
Very nice and useful ...

Perfect book

Benjamin, October 27, 2021
Like every Taschen book, it's a pleasure to open this book and to have on my hands.


Ellie, October 27, 2021
I gifted this book and it is beloved by everyone who takes a look at it! The detail and quality are incredible, and it's a fun read/coffee table book.

Just amazing

Pedro, October 27, 2021
For doctors or healthcare professionals always a great pleasure to study anatomy from different perspectives. A great complement for every library


Alejandro, December 17, 2021
La calidad de las impresiones es excelente.


Ruben, November 12, 2021
A pesar de su pequeño formato, las ilustraciones no pierden calidad ni detalle.
Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

"I love the TASCHEN Anatomy book — every day it helps me find parts of my body I didn't know existed."
Illustration: Robert Nippoldt