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Kidney, testicle, lock of hair, and fetal sheep head

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Title

Kidney, testicle, lock of hair, and fetal sheep head

Subject

Kidney--anatomy & histology
Testis--anatomy & histology
Hair Diseases
Sheep--embryology
Book Illustrations

Description

Possibly engraved by C. Huyberts from a specimen by Frederik Ruysch.
Anatomical diagram of a human kidney (fig. 1); a testicle that has been broken down to it's vessels (fig. 2); a condition of the hair called Plica polonica or Polish plait (fig. 3); and the head of a sheep fetus (fig. 4).
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

1704

Identifier

Af_37_v1.pam8.tab1

Original Format

1 print : engraving

Physical Dimensions

20 x 15 cm

Citation

Huyberts, Cornelis and Ruysch, Frederik, 1638-1731, “Kidney, testicle, lock of hair, and fetal sheep head,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed February 23, 2019, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1516.