“Life is only a borrowing of bones.”

In the end, everyone is aware of this:
nobody keeps any of what he has,
and life is only a borrowing of bones.

— Pablo Neruda, “October Fullness”


Illustration from Of the Structure of the Human Body.  Andreas Vesalius (author and illustrator).  Woodcut.

There is some confusion about the date of this illustration.  Most sources point to the book indicated above.  Two editions were published; one in 1543 and one in 1555.

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