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Anatomie von Menschenkeimen
Menschlicher Embryo, vier Wochen alt, von der Bauchseite, geöffnet
Menschlicher Embryo, fünf Wochen alt, von der Bauchseite, geöffnet
After image by Coste.
Depiction of the human embryo open from the ventral side. The human embryo at four weeks (figure 73) is shown with the with chest wall and abdominal wall cut away so that the content of the chest cavity and abdominal cavity are exposed. The human embryo at five weeks (figure 74) is shown with chestwall, abdominal wall and liver removed. Labels are provided for organs and body parts. Title from table of contents.
Haeckel, Ernst, 1834-1919
Coste, M. (Jean Jacques Marie Cyprien Victor), 1807-1873
Original image in: Haeckel, Ernst, 1834-1919. Anthropogenie, oder, Entwickelungsgeschichte des menschen (Leipzig : Wilhelm Engelmann, 1874). Bc 25a (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Ernst Haeckel's Anthropogenie, oder, Entwickelungsgeschichte des menschen, a simplified embryology textbook focusing on ontogeny and phylogeny, was first published in 1874. Challenged on the accuracy of its embryological illustrations and it's promotion of the recently developed theories of Darwin, the book's publication was the subject of much controversy. Many of the work's embryological illustrations were borrowed from previous textbooks, along with a few originals by Haeckel himself.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1 print : woodcut
12 x 8 cm
Haeckel, Ernst, 1834-1919 and Coste, M. (Jean Jacques Marie Cyprien Victor), 1807-1873, “Anatomie von Menschenkeimen,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 22, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/207.