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This represents the child in the womb, in its natural situation
Foetus in utero pröut a natura positus
Uterus--anatomy & histology
Fetus--anatomy & histology
J.V. Rymsdyk delin.; R. Strange sculp.
Anatomical diagram of a late-term fetus in utero, anterior view, with the fetus in a natural position.
Picture caption: Foetus in utero, prout a natura positus, rescissis omnino parte uteri anteriori, ac Placenta, ei adhaerente.
Title from plate description.
Rymsdyk, Jan van, active 1750-1788
Strange, Robert, Sir, 1721-1792
Original image in: Hunter, William, 1718-1783. Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata (Birmingham : John Baskerville, 1774). Z 514 (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Anatomia uteri humani gravidi, or The anatomy of the human gravid uterus by William Hunter was first published in 1774. It's 34 illustrations of the gravid uterus were printed life-sized from drawings primarily by Jan van Rymsdyk and engraved on copperplate by a number of individuals.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1 print : copperplate engraving
58 x 42 cm
Rymsdyk, Jan van, active 1750-1788 and Strange, Robert, Sir, 1721-1792, “This represents the child in the womb, in its natural situation,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed January 25, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2344.