The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp - with Adam Rutherford

Dr. Adam Rutherford is a science writer and broadcaster.
On radio, he is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s flagship science programme, Inside Science, as well as many documentaries, on the inheritance of intelligence, on MMR and autism, human evolution, astronomy and art, science and cinema, scientific fraud, and the evolution of sex. Adam's latest book is entitled A Brief History of Everyone who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes.

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp is a 1632 oil painting on canvas by Rembrandt housed in the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, the Netherlands. Dr. Nicolaes Tulp is pictured explaining the musculature of the arm to medical professionals. Some of the spectators are various doctors who paid commissions to be included in the painting.

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