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A bony chalky foetus

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Title

A bony chalky foetus
A bony chalky fetus

Subject

Fetus--pathology
Abortion, Missed
Book Illustrations

Description

Engraved by Gerard van der Gucht and Mr. Shinevoet.
A calcified fetus, or lithopedion, said to have lain in utero in the fallopian tube for 26 years.
Title from table explanation.

Creator

Van der Gucht, Gerard, 1696-1776
Shinevoet, Mr.

Source

Osteographia, William Cheselden's work on human and animal bones, was first published in London in 1733. The book's elegant and sometimes playful illustrations were created with the use of a camera obscura and engraved by Gerard van der Gucht and Mr. Shinevoet.

Publisher

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

Date

1733

Language

eng

Type

StillImage

Identifier

Z_17.pl56r

Original Format

1 print : copperplate engraving

Physical Dimensions

50 x 34 cm

Citation

Van der Gucht, Gerard, 1696-1776 and Shinevoet, Mr., “A bony chalky foetus,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed July 23, 2024, https://cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2314.