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Human arm preserved in jar

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Title

Human arm preserved in jar

Subject

Arm--anatomy & histology
Fetus--anatomy & histology
Heart--embryology
Book Illustrations

Description

Engraved by C. Huyberts from a specimen by Frederik Ruysch.
Human arm, shown preserved in a jar.--Cf. Rifkin, B. Human anatomy, p. 158-159. Possibly the arm of a fetus holding it's heart--Cf. http://ruysch.dpc.uba.uva.nl/
Title supplied by cataloger.

Creator

Huyberts, Cornelis
Ruysch, Frederik, 1638-1731

Source

Thesaurus Anatomicus, a 10-part work first published from 1701 to 1716, is a catalog of Frederik Ruysch's unusual anatomical collection. Illustrated with over 40 plates, engraved by Joseph Mulder and Cornelis Huyberts, Ruysch's collection contains odd assemblages of primarily human anatomical specimens, some of which he composed with the help of his daughter, the painter, Rachel Ruysch. In addition to the curiosities that he contributed to the science of anatomy, Ruysch also advanced techniques in dissection and embalming.

Publisher

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

Date

1721

Language

lat
dut

Type

StillImage

Identifier

Af_37_v1.pam5.tab2

Original Format

1 print : engraving

Physical Dimensions

21 x 15 cm

Citation

Huyberts, Cornelis and Ruysch, Frederik, 1638-1731, “Human arm preserved in jar,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed July 7, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1507.

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