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Anatomical diagram of the skull, hyoid, foot, hand, and vertebrae
Skull--anatomy & histology
Hyoid Bone--anatomy & histology
Foot Bones--anatomy & histology
Hand Bones--anatomy & histology
Spine--anatomy & histology
Copperplate engraving delineated and engraved by Sutton Nicholls.
Diagram depicting the human skull seen from the front (A) and the underside (B), the hyoid bone (C), the sesamoid bones of the big toe (D), thumb (E), and plantaris (F), various vertebrae (G-K), the bones of the foot (L) and the bones of the hand.
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Original image in: Cheselden, William, 1688-1752. Anatomy of the humane body (London : Printed for N. Cliff and D. Jackson ... and W. Innys : 1713). Ac 23 (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Anatomy of the Humane Body by William Cheselden was a hugely popular anatomy textbook, containing twenty-three copperplate engravings primarily by Sutton Nicholls. The text was one of the first widely used manuals to explain anatomy in English as opposed to Latin. In later editions the "e" was dropped from "Humane" and a camera obscura was used to create additional plates.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1 print: copperplate engraving
18 x 10 cm
Nicholls, Sutton, “Anatomical diagram of the skull, hyoid, foot, hand, and vertebrae,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed December 5, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/146.