Female figure showing thoracic and abdominal contents, early 19th century.
4 0 c m
 
26cm
actual image size: 18cm x 32cm

Female figure showing thoracic and abdominal contents, early 19th century.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Detail from one of a set of nine wax plaques showing different stages in the disection of a female figure and the development of the human embryo, probably made in Vienna, Austria. Here, the female figure has been superficially disected to show the viscera - the heart, stomach, lungs and intestines.
 

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10284349
 

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