person: john bell

Dissection to show the superficial muscles of the back

This engraving by the anatomist John Bell displays the trapezius and latissimus dorsi muscles of the back. These opposing muscles connect to the vertebral column and contribute to the strength of the upper extremity.

Engravings of the bones, muscles, and joints: illustrating the first volume of the Anatomy of the human body. John Bell, 1817.

I would wait a lifetime, searching for the right time to be with you. And I would spend forever, trying to recover from the truth. We’re not meant to be in our youth or old age. This was the golden age, but it had to end. I hope that one day, in another lifetime, we meet and start again.
—  Belle Jar