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vertebrae of the neck and vertebra dentata

Detail from Plate 18 showing the true vertebrae from Andrew Fyfe, A System of the Anatomy of the Human Body, second edn, vol.1 (1805). Dedicated "to the gentleman attending medical classes at the University of Edinburgh".


Andrew Fyfe (1752-1824) was a Scottish artist and anatomist, who held the post of disssector at the University of Edinburgh for 40 years. His textbooks, lavishly illustrated with copperplate engravings made from his own drawings (both copies from other worksand from life), were designed for students, and appeared in many editions, successively enlarged and improved. Later editions included comparative anatomy, using the work of Cuvier.


SPEC P8.23/oversize in Special Collections and Archives, the University of Liverpool Library.



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Taken on November 12, 2013