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Painting, blood vessels on the capsule of the crystalline lens by H Holmes

Reference number: PT/75/1/29

Date: 05 December 1840

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Plate 16, figure 6 showing the distribution of blood vessels on the posterior part of the capsule of the crystalline lens from a human foetus of four to five months. Inscribed with publication and plate details. A thin covering sheet reads 'No. 19' in ink recto; description of plate verso. Signed in ink bottom right 'H. Holmes. Dec. 5 1840.'

Subject: Physiology / Anatomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Researches, tending to prove the non-vascularity and the peculiar uniform mode of organization and nutrition of certain animal tissues, viz. articular cartilage, and the cartilage of the different classes of fibro-cartilage; the cornea, the crystalline lens, and the vitreous humour; and the epidermoid appendages' by Joseph Toynbee.

Received by the Royal Society on 21 April 1841. Read 20 May 1841.

Reference number
PT/75/1/29
Earliest possible date
05 December 1840
Physical description
Watercolour on artists' paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Watercolour

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Joseph Toynbee

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Joseph Toynbee, Painting, blood vessels on the capsule of the crystalline lens by H Holmes, 05 December 1840, PT/75/1/29, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_75_1_29/painting-blood-vessels-on-the-capsule-of-the-crystalline-lens-by-h-holmes, accessed on 26 May 2024

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