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Anatomical diagram of the skeleton of a fetus and other bones in development

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Title

Anatomical diagram of the skeleton of a fetus and other bones in development

Subject

Fetus--anatomy & histology
Fetal Development
Bone and Bones--embryology
Scapula--growth & development
Tibia--growth & development
Cranial Fontanelles--embryology
Book Illustrations

Description

Copperplate engraving delineated and engraved by Sutton Nicholls.
Diagram depicting the skeleton of a fully developed fetus (A), the scapula of a 12 year old (B), the bregma of a five month old fetus (C), a cross-section of a tibia (D), and the tibia of a five month old fetus (E).
Title supplied by cataloger.

Creator

Nicholls, Sutton

Source

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.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1713

Identifier

Ac_23.tab5

Original Format

1 print: copperplate engraving

Physical Dimensions

17 x 10 cm

Citation

Nicholls, Sutton, “Anatomical diagram of the skeleton of a fetus and other bones in development,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 25, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/147.