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A corpse laid out on a table for observation in a hospital. Drawing by J. Beatrice Thompson, c. 1913, after an engraved title page, 1677.

After the engraved title page to Joannes von Muralt's Vade mecum anatomicum, sive clavis medicinae pandens experimenta de humoribus, partibus, et spiritibus, Zürich 1677. This copy omits the title, "Clavis medicinae Iohannis muralti", that appears in the original written on a human skin which is suspended by two angels above the table. The von Muralt title page ultimately derives from that of Bern…