Sappol, Michael

Michael Sappol lives in Stockholm, Sweden. For many years, he was a historian, curator, and scholar-in-residence at the U.S. National Library of Medicine. His work focuses on the history of anatomy, death, and the visual culture and performance of medicine. He is the author of A Traffic of Dead Bodies (2002) and Dream Anatomy (2006) and co-editor of A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Age of Empire (2010). His latest book, Body Modern: Fritz Kahn, Scientific Illustration and the Homuncular Subject, is featured in his Rorotoko interview. Two new projects, “Anatomy’s photography: Objectivity, showmanship and the reinvention of the anatomical image” and “Queer anatomies: Perverse desire, medical illustration, and the epistemology of the anatomical closet” are in the works.


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On his book Body Modern: Fritz Kahn, Scientific Illustration, and the Homuncular Subject
(Our Cover Feature of July 04, 2017)