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The breast dissected and the nipple and areola and a hair as viewed under a microscope. Engraving, 1686.

  • Blankaart, Steven, 1650-1702.
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[1686]
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31565i
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Figure 5, at the top left of the plate, is of a female breast dissected. The pectoral muscle, to which it is attached, is pinned back. On the right, figure 6, is a male breast. Figures 1-3, at the bottom of the plate, are of the nipple and areola as viewed under a microscope. Figure 1, at the lower left, is the nipple and areola. Figure 2 is of the nipple and figure 3 is of the areola. Figure 4, at the left of the plate, is a human hair in microscopic view

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[Amsterdam] : [J. ten Hoorn], [1686]

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1 print : engraving ; image 14.3 x 8 cm

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Bears plate number: Tab. XXXVII; page number

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 31565i

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The thirty-seventh of fifty-one plates first published in Steven Blankaart's De nieuw hervormde anatomie ofte ontleding des menschen lichaams, Amsterdam 1686, with a Latin edition the following year. The plates are made up of uncredited reduced copies of previously published illustrations, several to a page. In the notes to this plate in James Drake's Anthropologia nova (London 1707, 2 vols), where the Blankaart plates were published in an appendix to the first volume, the figures are described as after those published by Bidloo

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