Journal of Medical Humanities Figures


Karen Harvey, "Innocence and Experience: A Scholar of Eighteenth-century Erotic Culture Responds to the Gallery"


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Lianne McTavish, "Diagrams, Anatomy, and Life Drawing: Producing Images of the Unborn in France, 1550-1800"


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The Anatomy of the Gravid Uterus, Plate 6

Date: 1774

Author: William Hunter

Artist: Jan van Rymsdyk

Description: ©British Library Board. All Rights Reserved. Shelfmark 74/1899.r.38


A Sett of Anatomical Tables, 15th Plate

Date: 1754

Author: William Smellie

Artist: Jan van Rymsdyk

Description: ©British Library Board. All Rights Reserved. Shelfmark C.161.d.4


from De Formato foetu (Frankfurt am Main)

Date: 1631

Author: Adriaan van de Spiegel

Description: Courtesy of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto


Magnetic resonance images of a human embryo

Description: Courtesy of Brad Smith, University of Michigan


Microscopic images of oocytes

Description: Courtesy of Don Wolf, Oregon Health and Science University

Mixed media sculpture of the hormone estradiol benzoate

Description: Courtesy of the artist, Mara G. Haseltine

Unborn figure

Date: 1668

Author: François Mauriceau

Description: from Des maladies des femmes grosses et accouchées, Paris, engraving (Courtesy of the Edward G. Miner Library, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY)

Unborn figure

Date: 1787

Author: Jean-Louis Baudelocque

Description: Principes sur l'art des accouchemens, Paris, engraving (Courtesy of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto)

Unborn figures

Date: 1513

Author: Eucharius Rösslin

Description: Der Swangern frawen und he bammen roszgarten, Argentine, woodcuts (Courtesy Bibliothèque nationale de France)

Unborn figures

Date: 1694

Author: Philippe Peu

Description: La pratique des accouchemens, Paris, engraving (Courtesy of the Edward G. Miner Library, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY)

Ideal female pelvis

Date: 1787

Author: Jean-Louis Baudelocque

Description: Principes sur l'art des accouchemens, Paris, engraving (Courtesy of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto)


Unborn figure

Date: 1701

Author: Hendrik van Deventer

Description: Manuale operatien, Verbeek, engraving (Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD)


A fore-view of the womb, and of the contents of the pelvis

Date: 1774

Author: William Hunter

Description: Anatomia Uteri Humani Gravidi, London, engraving (Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD)


Unborn figure

Date: 1765

Author: Johann Georg Roederer

Description: Élémens de l'art d'accouchemens, Paris, engraving (Courtesy of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto)


Measured pelvis

Date: 1753

Author: André Levret

Description: L'art des accouchemens, Paris, engraving (Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD)