Child skeleton, 18th century

Child skeleton, 18th century

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Caption: Child skeleton. 18th-century illustration of the skeleton of a 1.5-year-old child holding an adult femur (thigh bone) for comparison. This illustration is from 'Osteographia, or the Anatomy of the bones' (London, 1733) by English surgeon and anatomist William Cheselden (1688-1752). It was the first full and accurate description of the anatomy of the human skeletal system.

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