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Anatomy of the female body

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Title

Anatomy of the female body

Subject

Genitalia, Female--anatomy & histology
Uterus--anatomy & histology
Abdominal Cavity--anatomy & histology
Viscera--anatomy & histology
Book Illustrations

Description

Possibly illustrated by Jacopo Berengario da Carpi or Hugo da Carpi.--Cf. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/berengario_bio.html
Anatomical diagram of a full-length female figure holding a curtain above her with her left arm. On a table to her right, lays her removed uterus. Her abdomen is opened to reveal the internal organs. She rests her left leg on a small stack of books.
Title from NLM Images from the History of Medicine.

Creator

Berengario da Carpi, Jacopo,approximately 1460-approximately 1530
Carpi, Ugo da, 1480-approximately 1532

Source

Isagogae breves by Jacopo Berengario da Carpi, first published in 1522, was a condensed version of his Commentaria cum amplissimis additionibus super anatomiam Mundini, published the previous year. Both works are notable for being some the earliest anatomical texts to include illustrations, advancing anatomical knowledge, and setting the stage for more detailed Renaissance anatomical texts to follow shortly after.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1522

Identifier

Ad_73.c8v

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

15 x 9 cm

Citation

Berengario da Carpi, Jacopo,approximately 1460-approximately 1530 and Carpi, Ugo da, 1480-approximately 1532, “Anatomy of the female body,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed May 19, 2019, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2207.