The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray's Anatomy
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I enjoyed this. Hayes becomes interested in finding the man behind Gray's anatomy, and doesn't succeed. That's okay, it takes him to dissection classes, London streets, and archives in quite a few places. What he does find is an enjoyment of the search, a lot of cool anatomical facts, and the little known doctor/artist who collaborated on Gray's Anatomy: H.V. Carter.
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The book also reminds me of those exhibitions that were all the rage a few years ago, displays of dissected bodies. Of course, I never did go.
This book is a fascinating detective work into the lives of Gray and Carter, the author and illustrator of Gray's Anatomy. I admire Hayes's hard work - just trying to read Carter's diary is daunting task already. The book does end on a sad note, as we find out why so few of Gray's belongings and writings were left behind, and as Hayes's personal life took an unexpected turn.