JOHANN GOTTLIEB WALTER (1734-1818) AND THE TECHNICAL PREPARATION OF BONES IN AN ANATOMICAL CABINET IN THE LATE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURY
This study aims to analyze Johann Gottlieb Walter’s biography (1734-1818), a German physician that specialized in human anatomy, who received an award of the Göttingen Royal Academy of Sciences. Here, we describe his technique of preparing bones for educational
purposes through the comparison of other widely used techniques. The article also focuses on the great historical, scientific and didactic values of the anatomical preparations. In Europe during the eighteenth century the activity of some anatomists and physiologists, who were dedicated to the realization of anatomical preparations, testified the progress of medicine in the study of the human body, fundamental knowledge for physician training.
Keywords: J. Gottlieb Walter; history of medicine; history of anatomy; bones.