The arteries and veins in the head(Source: Vesalius, De fabrica , page 405, National Library of Medicine

The Arteries of the Human Body 

Both from A Vesalius' De Humani Corporis fabrica Libri Septem ( Basel 1543) 


With thanks to Bethseda MD National Library of Medicine.

Thank you to the Editor of Print Quarterly , a fantastic journal, for the inspiration which led to the above images being included. 

See you all at Latitude  Music Festival if you are going, I will be In conversation with two writers who have written books about their depression and subsequent recovery. Literary Tent Sunday.