Child skeleton, 18th century

Child skeleton, 18th century

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Caption: Child skeleton. 18th-century illustration of the skeleton of a 20-month old baby holding an adult human male femur dissected in longitudinal section to shown the spongy and honeycombed interior. A foetal skull bone is shown at lower right. This artwork is from the fifth edition (1740) of 'The Anatomy of the Human Body' by English surgeon and anatomist William Cheselden (1688-1752). This book was first published in 1713 and was re-issued through 13 editions. It was popular due to being written in English instead of Latin.

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