Vintage Human Anatomy Illustrations

Like your men with muscles? How about bones and tendons you can see too? Well look no further than our vintage anatomy gallery! By the 19th century, human dissection for medical research was widely accepted in scientific circles, though there was still pushback from the public on religious grounds. For science though, there was nothing that compared to seeing and exploring real specimens. Before photography though, recording findings about the human body through anatomical drawing and illustration was an essential tool in the medical world. As a result, we can explore illustrations of brains, bones, skeletons, spleens, anatomical charts and whatever else intrigues us.

All the vintage anatomy illustrations below are from the public domain so you’re free to download and use them however you wish!