The Library of Congress photostream

Dr. Doyen separating Hindoo twins (LOC)

Dr. Doyen separating Hindoo twins (LOC)

I have recently found The Library of Congress’s photostream on flickr and have become obsessed with their archive of the past 100 years of all sorts of amazing imagery. This one in particular totally grabbed my attentions not just for the operation procedure but the almost painterly composition of the surgeons and the patients posture very classical just like this Rembrandt painting:

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tuip (1632)

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