Carving out the anatomy of mythical creatures, author E.B. Hudspeth‘s book The Resurrectionist takes a very keen approach to creature anatomy. The book is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black who lived in Philadelphia in the late 1870s. Son of a grave robber, Black studies at Philadelphia’s esteemed Academy of Medicine.
Eventually, he forms a hypothesis that mythological beasts like mermaids, minotaurs, and satyrs were evolutionary predecessors of humans. He devotes his life to this hypothesis. He travels, he studies, and then mysteriously disappears towards the end of his life. These anatomical illustrations form the second part of the book, and their detail shows the research of Dr. Black. Available on Amazon for $18.35.