of the Human Body: by Leonardo da Vinci
A sampling of the anatomical drawings of Leonardo da Vinci can be
viewed at this site. Using image viewer interface, you can zoom
in or out to view the details of the drawings.
Phrenology and Fine Arts
At this site there is an interactive guide to phrenology and many
illustrations from 19th-century physiognomists.
Descartes and the Legacy of Mind/Body Dualism
At this site you can learn about the history of thought on mind/body
dualism, from Descartes to Pierre Janet. You can also look at photos
of the many featured philosopher/scientists and illustrations that
accompany the text of their work.
How I Spent My Christmas Vacation
site recounts a person's visit to the Mutter Museum. She states
that "The Mutter Museum is a museum which was opened by The College
of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1863. It is a large collection
of historical medical instruments and pathological medical models
that are supposed to show the history of medicineþ" You can look
at photos of some of the exhibits, including a woman whose body
turned into soap, skulls, tumors, and a giant colon. The official
site for the museum is
There is a good list of links to medical history Internet sites
at this site. You can also learn about the history of medicine in
Japan (if you can read Japanese). The opening page is in English,
but many of the linked pages are in Japanese.