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Female reproductive organs. Historical anatomical artwork of the female reproductive organs. The front abdominal wall has been removed to reveal the uterus (centre) and the ligaments securing it to the abdominal wall. Behind the ligaments are the fallopian tubes either side, with the fimbriated (red) ends covering the ovary. This fimbriated area has been lifted up at right to reveal the ovary. In front of the uterus is the bladder; behind and to the right is the rectum. At left of the rectum is the fork in the abdominal vein (blue) and artery (red). Artwork from the 19th-century book Atlas of Anatomy, by Bourgery and Jacob. This book, which took over 20 years to complete, was published in France in 8 volumes from 1831 to 1854. It contained 726 colour plates covering both anatomy and surgical techniques.
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