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This represents the child in the womb, in its natural situation

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Title

This represents the child in the womb, in its natural situation
Foetus in utero pröut a natura positus

Subject

Pregnancy
Uterus--anatomy & histology
Fetus--anatomy & histology
Fetal Development
Book Illustrations

Description

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.

Creator

Rymsdyk, Jan van, active 1750-1788
Strange, Robert, Sir, 1721-1792

Source

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.

Publisher

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

Date

1774

Identifier

Z_514.pl6

Original Format

1 print : copperplate engraving

Physical Dimensions

58 x 42 cm

Citation

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.

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