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Chest lymph vessels. Dissection of the thoracic cavity showing lymphatic vessels (white) and nodes. The central chest lymph vessel is the thoracic canal, running parallel to the backbone (centre). Some veins (blue) and arteries (red) are also shown, with some of the pelvis bones at bottom. This anatomical artwork is plate 279 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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