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The vena portae fill'd with wax
Vena portae filled with wax
Portal Vein--anatomy & histology
Copperplate engraving by Sutton Nicholls.
Diagram depicting the portal vein in the mesentery and liver.
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
15 x 19 cm
Nicholls, Sutton, “The vena portae fill'd with wax,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 25, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/151.