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Kidney, testicle, lock of hair, and fetal sheep head
Kidney--anatomy & histology
Testis--anatomy & histology
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.
Ruysch, Frederik, 1638-1731
Original image in: Ruysch, Frederik, 1638-1731. Thesaurus anatomicus decimus (Amstelaedami : Apud Janssonio-Waesbergios, 1717). Af 37 v.2 Pam 5 (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
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.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1 print : engraving
20 x 15 cm
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 April 24, 2019, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1516.