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Human skeleton, 18th-century illustration. The skeleton is shown leaning on a large bone from an animal or fossil skeleton. This illustration is from 'Osteographia, or the Anatomy of the bones' (London, 1733) by English surgeon and anatomist William Cheselden (1688-1752). It was the first full and accurate description of the anatomy of the human skeletal system.
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