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Plate 19, figures 55-62 and 254 showing blood corpuscles from a frog [Rana temporaria], an oyster [Ostrea edulis; European flat oyster], a turtle, an ox [Bos taurus; cattle], a lobster [Cancer marinus; Homarus gammarus], and a leech [Hirudo medicinalis, European medicinal leech]. Figure 254, labelled 'Embryology', shows the formation of a thin membrane on a rabbit ovum. Inscribed with title, publication, and plate details. Figures drawn separately and mounted onto backing board. Not signed.

Subject: Physiology

Figures 55-62 published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On the corpuscles of the blood.-Part II' by Martin Barry.

Figure 254 published as part of paper titled 'Supplementary note to a paper entitled "Researches in embryology. Third series: A contribution to the physiology of cells"' by Martin Barry.

Received by the Royal Society on 13 January 1841. Read 14 January 1841.

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Martin Barry, Drawings, 'Corpuscles of the blood' by [Martin Barry], 1841, PT/75/1/32, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 13 April 2024

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