F. Ruysch developed new embalming techniques that revolutionized anatomical studies and practices, and also blurred the distinctions between art, science, and morality. Many of the works still exist today.
examples of preserved items in his wunderkammern/kunstkammern
the skeleton on the right clutches a piece of lung tissue. The inscription reads something like: "why did I waste my life on worldly goods?" (vanitas)
an etching done after a real diorama made by Ruysch out of infant's skeletons, injected blood vessels, and gallstones. More vanitas motifs.
Dr. Frederick Ruysch (1638-1731)