Wombs with a view: Illustrations of the gravid uterus from the renaissance through the nineteenth century

Lawrence D. Longo, Lawrence P. Reynolds, Kent L. Thornburg, Catherine Y. Spong

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Abstract

The volume provides an archive of some of the most beautiful illustrations ever made of the gravid uterus with fetus and placenta, which will serve future generations of investigators, educators, and students of reproduction. The approximately two hundred figures from over one hundred volumes included are from the late fifteenth through the nineteenth century. For each author whose work is depicted in this volume, we have used the first edition or first illustrated edition. In the commentary, each volume and illustration is placed in its historical perspective, noting both the significance of that image, but also some background on the life and work of the author. For most of the works cited, there are additional references for the reader who may wish to explore these in greater depth. This volume is a unique collection not only of these historical images, but also their place in the development of scientific study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages380
ISBN (Electronic)9783319235677
ISBN (Print)9783319235660
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Health Professions(all)

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