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Kimi Pryor
Kimi Pryor • 2 years ago

Frederik Ruysch and Cornelis Huyberts - Infant with hydrocephalus, from Thesaurus anatomicus, 1701

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Frederik Ruysch and Cornelis Huyberts - Fetal skeleton, placenta and embryo, and arteriosclerosis, from Thesaurus anatomicus, 1701

Hunterian Museum : London, England The skull of a young boy with a second imperfect skull attached to its anterior fontanelle. Sent to John Hunter from Bengal, India in the late 1780s.

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