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Calculi removed from a woman, and a narwhal embryo

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Title

Calculi removed from a woman, and a narwhal embryo

Subject

Calculi
Whales--embryology
Book Illustrations

Description

Engraved by J. Mulder from a specimen by Frederik Ruysch.
Calculi removed from women of various ages (fig. 1-4); in a specimen jar, the embryo of a narwhal (fig. 5).
Title supplied by cataloger.

Creator

Mulder, Joseph, 1659 or 1660-
Ruysch, Frederik, 1638-1731

Source

Thesaurus Anatomicus, a 10-part work first published from 1701 to 1716, is a catalog of Frederik Ruysch's unusual anatomical collection. Illustrated with over 40 plates, engraved by Joseph Mulder and Cornelis Huyberts, Ruysch's collection contains odd assemblages of primarily human anatomical specimens, some of which he composed with the help of his daughter, the painter, Rachel Ruysch. In addition to the curiosities that he contributed to the science of anatomy, Ruysch also advanced techniques in dissection and embalming.

Publisher

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

Date

1714

Language

lat
dut

Type

StillImage

Identifier

Af_37_v2.pam4.tab5

Original Format

1 print : engraving

Physical Dimensions

21 x 16 cm

Citation

Mulder, Joseph, 1659 or 1660- and Ruysch, Frederik, 1638-1731, “Calculi removed from a woman, and a narwhal embryo,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed July 14, 2024, https://cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1494.