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Author Longo, Lawrence D.,
Title Wombs with a view : illustrations of the gravid uterus from the Renaissance through the nineteenth century / Lawrence D. Longo, Lawrence P. Reynolds ; with a foreword by Kent L. Thornburg and an afterword by Catherine Y. Spong.
Imprint Switzerland : Springer, 2016.

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Author Longo, Lawrence D.,
Subject Medical illustration -- History.
Fetus -- history.
Medical Illustration -- history.
Reproductive Medicine -- history.
Uterus -- history.
Fetal Development.
History of Medicine.
Medicine in Literature -- history.
Alt Name Reynolds, L. P. (Lawrence P.),
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 380 pages) : illustrations (some color)
polychrome rdacc
Note Includes index.
Contents Foreword by Kent L. Thornburg, PhD -- Preface -- Introduction -- The Fetus in Utero including Twins and the Placenta (Introduction to the Renaissance / Introduction to the Seventeenth Century / Introduction to the Eighteenth Century / Introduction to the Nineteenth Century) -- Midwives and Midwifery -- Fertilization and Embryology -- Teratology: Monsters and Prodigies -- Epilogue -- Afterword by Catherine Y. Sprong -- Index.
Summary 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.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed May 20, 2016).
ISBN 9783319235677 (electronic bk.)
3319235672 (electronic bk.)
9783319235660 (print)
OCLC # 949884249
Additional Format Print version: Longo, Lawrence D. Wombs with a View : Illustrations of the Gravid Uterus from the Renaissance through the Nineteenth Century. Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2016 9783319235660

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