Illustration of human viscera. 'exploded thorax' Paolo Mascagni was Prosector of Anatomy at the University of Siena, which meant he was responsible for leading dissection for demonstration and research. His 'Anatomia Universa' was a comprehensive work of anatomy with forty-four hand coloured plates. Coloured engraving 1823-1833 By: Paolo Mascagni
Severe Scoliosis - Curvature of the Spine. My mother had polio when she was 16. At first it appeared that nothing happened to her as a result of the disease, but by the time she died, 74 years later, the scoliosis had changed her body drastically with severe scoliosis.