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From the same subject, a view of the womb and vagina fully opened on the back part …
Ab eadem, qua praecedens, muliere, exhibet apertum plane a parte postica uterum cum vagina …
Uterus--anatomy & histology
Fetus--anatomy & histology
J.V. Rymsdyk delin.; J. Mitchel sculp.
Anatomical diagram of a late-term fetus in utero, posterior view. The fetus rests in the lower uterus. The placenta lies below the fetus's head and is detached from the womb, which caused a fatal hemorrhage.
Picture caption: ab eadem qua pracedens, muliere; exhibet apertum plane a parte postica uterum cum vagina, quo situs Foetus, parsque inferior Placente sub Foetus capite indicarentur. Placenta scilicet orificio uteri interno accreverat; eoque sub finem graviditatis dilatato, fatali inde divisione separata est.
Title from plate description.
Rymsdyk, Jan van, active 1750-1788
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 Mitchel, J., “From the same subject, a view of the womb and vagina fully opened on the back part …,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed January 25, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2345.