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Print showing the human eye, eyelid and lens, Europe, 1851-1860

Each part of the human eye, eyelid and lens has been dissected and enlarged in this print. This print was taken from an anatomical treatise called 'Schola Medicinæ Universalis Nova' or the 'New Universal History and School of Medicine' by William Rowley (1742-1806), an English male midwife, surgeon and anatomist. First published in 1793, the work contained 68 copper engravings of the human body. Anatomical prints were useful tools for medical students as specific features of the body could be enlarged and picked out, making the structures easier to understand.

Object number:

1980-523/1/6

 

Glossary:

Glossary: print

Pictorial works produced by transferring images by means of a matrix such as a plate, block, or screen, using any of various printing processes. When emphasizing the individual printed image, use "impressions." Avoid the controversial expression "original prints," except in reference to discussions of the expression's use. If prints are neither "reproductive prints" nor "popular prints," use just "prints."

Glossary: anatomy

A branch of medical science concerned with the structure of living organisms.