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Anatomy of the lungs and heart

Plate 15 from Jones QUAIN's The viscera of the human body (1840) showing the organs of respiration and circulation - the lungs and heart - anterior view (fig.1 top).


Known as Quain's Plates, this book was the fourth in a series of five volumes of anatomical plates (1836-1842), with references and physiological comments, edited by Jones Quain and William James Erasmus Wilson.


They aimed to provide students with affordable access to high quality illustrations with English commentary. Their comments give detailed descriptions of the parts of the body in the illustration, and explain the process of dissection needed to show them.


The original drawings by W.Bagg were done from nature then lithographed by William Fairland for reproduction.


Part of the Anatomical Atlases in Special Collections & Archives, SPEC Anatomy 12.


One copy of these plates was part of the Medical Library of the Liverpool Infirmary before passing to the Departmental Library in Anatomy.


Images from Special Collections & Archives, the University of Liverpool.

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Taken on November 12, 2013