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Brust- und Bauch-Eingeweide eines menschlichen Embryo von zwölf Wochen, in natürlicher Grösse
Fetus--anatomy & histology
After image by Koelliker [i.e. Kölliker].
Interior of the chest and stomach of a human embryo at twelve weeks. The head is omitted and chest and abdominal wall removed. Liver, appendix, diaphragm, heart, and lungs are visible.
Title from table of contents.
Haeckel, Ernst, 1834-1919
Kölliker, Albert, 1817-1905
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
5 x 3 cm
Haeckel, Ernst, 1834-1919 and Kölliker, Albert, 1817-1905, “Brust- und Bauch-Eingeweide eines menschlichen Embryo von zwölf Wochen, in natürlicher Grösse,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed January 20, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/213.