Plaque showing the development of a human embryo, Europe, 1801-1830
The plaque shows the development of the human embryo in five stages from shortly after conception to a well developed near-birth foetus. At least one of the images shows a possible birth complication as the umbilical cord has become wrapped around the throat of the foetus.
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