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Spleen anatomy, 19th century artwork. At left is a posterior view of the organ, with an anterior view at right. At bottom a section shows the blood vessels. The large vein (blue) is the splenic vein and the large artery (red) is the splenic artery. This anatomical artwork is plate 44 from volume 5 (1839) of 'Traite complet de l'anatomie de l'homme' (1831-1854). This 8-volume anatomy atlas was produced by the French physician and anatomist Jean-Baptiste Marc Bourgery (1797-1849). The illustrations were by Nicolas-Henri Jacob (1781-1871).
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