Caesarian section, 17th century artwork

Caesarian section, 17th century artwork

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Credit: MIDDLE TEMPLE LIBRARY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Caesarian section, 17th century artwork. Woman giving birth with a surgeon (left) preparing to perform a Caesarian section. This woodcut is from the book La commare oriccoglitrice (Venice, 1601) by the Italian monk and physician Girolamo Mercurio (1550-1615).

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