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The brain, in right profile with the glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves and, to the right, a view of the base of the brain. Photolithograph, 1940, after a woodcut, 1543.
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Bern : Dr A. Wander, 1940.
1 print : photolithograph
Duarum figurarum quae novem modò subsequentibus Capitibus communes censentur, altera, quae dextrum latus proponit integri cerebri ac cerebelli, et dictae in priori figura dorsalis medullae partis, ...
J. B. de C. M. Saunders and C. D. O'Malley, The illustrations from the works of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels, Cleveland and New York, 1950, pp. 144-147, pls 48-49
H. Cushing, A bio-bibliography of Andreas Vesalius, 2nd ed., Hamden, Conn. and London 1962, pp. 75-88, no. VI.A.-1
The lettering describes only the profile view of the brain with nerves and does not apply directly to the view of the base of the brain, which appears in the original with its explanatory text on the facing page
Wellcome Library no. 24491i
The originals: are two woodcut illustrations from book IV of the De humani corporis fabrica libri septem of Andreas Vesalius, published in Basel in 1543. The woodcut of the base of the brain appears on p. 318, with the profile view of the brain with nerves on p. 319 opposite
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