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Abdominal organs, 19th century artwork. Across top is the liver (dark red), with the gallbladder (yellow) overlaying it. At top right is the stomach, with the spleen (purple) to its right. At lower centre is the small intesetine, surrounded by the large intestine. At bottom centre is the bladder. Lifted at centre right is the greater omentum (yellow), a fold of the peritoneum, the layer of connective tissue that lines the abdominal cavity. This anatomical artwork is plate 50 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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