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Intestinal veins. Dissection of the abdominal cavity showing the inferior mesenteric vein (blue) that drains blood from the large intestine. The large intestine loops round from the caecum (lower left) to the rectum (bottom). The blood drains to the liver's portal vein (large vein, upper centre). This anatomical artwork is plate 249 from volume 4 of 'Manuel d'anatomie descriptive du corps humain' (1825). This 5-volume anatomy atlas was produced by French physician and surgeon Jules Germain Cloquet (1790-1883). The illustrations were by Haincelin. Volume 4 illustrated the anatomy of the circulatory and respiratory systems.
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