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Abdominal anatomy, 19th century artwork, posterior view. At centre right and left are the kidneys (brown), with an adrenal gland (purple) above each. At centre is the coeliac, or solar, plexus (white), the junction of the network of nerves that serve the upper abdominal organs. Down centre right is the vena cava (blue), the body's main vein. At top right is the liver (dark brown). The spleen (purple) is at left. This anatomical artwork is plate 49 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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