'The Anatomy Lesson ';'The Speculum', No. 136, July 1935

Jul 1935
Poster of image which appeared in the Melbourne Medical Students Society journal 'The Speculum', No. 136, July 1935. A print of the original Rembrandt painting was used for the spoof, adding cut-out faces from actual students and their lecturer, Professor Frederic Wood Jones with faces in painting replaced by medical students: Peter Parsons, Vincent C. Bristow, John R. Parry, David C. Jackson, William D. Refshauge, John F. Connell.

'The Anatomy Lesson' (Remnant) picture. The picture is a somewhat comical collection of anatomist heads placed on top of bodies wearing academic gowns and ruffs, surrounding a body. Printed caption states: among the celebrated anatomists in the picture may be seen: Piccolcminus Pete Parsons (of Pisa), The Cadaver - a condemned and censored criminal, Venusians Angina Bristo (of Bologna), Johannes Ambrose Parry (of Paris), William His Knight (of Folkestone, Kent), Falloppius Fitz-Jackson (of Amsterdam), Raphael Refshauge (of Rotterdam), Eustachius may be seen wearing his old-school hat and saying "of course, this is all wrong!"' Several absent faces may be noticed in the picture, including those of Andrew Snape, Vesalius and Jack Hunter. Professor Osborne, when shown the picture, remarked, "It is entirely without physiological significance. It is a mere Remnant, and depicts nothing but a lot of anatomist ruff-necks".

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