Christopher Wren, Thomas Willis and the Depiction of the Brain and Nerves

@article{Neher2009ChristopherWT,
  title={Christopher Wren, Thomas Willis and the Depiction of the Brain and Nerves},
  author={Allister Neher},
  journal={Journal of Medical Humanities},
  year={2009},
  volume={30},
  pages={191-200}
}
  • Allister Neher
  • Published 2009
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Humanities
  • This paper is about Christopher Wren’s engravings for Thomas Willis’ The Anatomy of the Brain and Nerves of 1664. It is a study in the intersection of medicine and art in 17th century Britain. Willis, an eminent English physician and anatomist, was a major figure in the development of modern neurology, and The Anatomy of the Brain and Nerves was his most famous and influential book. Wren was Willis’ assistant and medical artist. I discuss the visual strategies employed by Wren to present their… CONTINUE READING
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