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Title: Aorte thoraco abdominale et ses divisions / Thoracic and abdominal aorta and its divisions
Description: The aorta (the largest artery in the body), shown half size. The image shows the body of a man with a section of the abdomen and thorax removed to show the aorta. To show it more clearly, most of the internal organs and tissues have also been removed. The point where the thoracic aorta passes through the diaphragm and becomes the abdominal aorta can be seen in the centre of the image. Also shown are the iliac arteries, and the routes of some of the smaller arteries through the muscles. The accompanying text is in French. Taken from a volume covering the anatomy of the respiratory and circulatory systems. The volume was originally part of an eight volume series by Bourgery, which is commonly regarded as one of the most beautifully illustrated works of anatomy ever published. ( NB. This volume has been rebacked and the original boards retained and repaired through a kind donation from the Derriford Hospital League of Friends).
Categories: Anatomy, Anatomy/ Heart and blood vessels  
Catalogue record:

"Traite complet de l'anatomie de l'homme: comprenant la medecine operatoire: tome quatrieme", Bourgery (1836)

Date of original image publication: 01/01/1836
Colour: Colour
Illustrator: Jacob, Nicolas Henry
Subject headings: Abdomen , Anatomy , Cardiovascular system , Thorax
Rights : Copyright Discovery Library 2008
Publisher: Discovery Library