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Placental anatomy. The placenta supplies a developing foetus with blood in the uterus during pregnancy. At top left is a placenta from the foetal side, including the umbilical cord. At top right is a placenta from the other side. At bottom is a double placenta in a case of twins. This anatomical artwork is plate 326 from volume 5 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 5 illustrated the anatomy of the digestive, secretory and reproductive organs.
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