Anatomy drawings owned by Ben Franklin on display

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - November 19, 2009

The 16 pastel drawings were cutting edge in their day. They show internal organs, bones and muscles of male and female subjects.

They were given as a gift to Franklin in 1762 from a doctor in England and have been in storage. Franklin founded Pennsylvania Hospital.

The drawings were done by a Dutch artist regarded in his day as one of Europe's best medical illustrators.

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