Andreas Vesalius, Initial I

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Initial letter from the 1543 edition of De Fabrica by Vesalius. Final stage of a childbirth. The putti are waiting with a plate to receive the placenta (the 1555-edition makes it clearer that the patient is a woman). There's a larger version here: Vesalius I.

Vesalius I

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