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    Human bladder and bladder stones

    Date
    1742
    Creator
    Elizabeth Blackwell (1700 - 1774, British) , Artist
    Object type
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    Dimensions
    height (print): 252mm
    width (print): 368mm
    Subject
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    Description
    Two surgical studies showing front and back views of the bladder of a Mr.Gardiner, the subject of an autopsy by Edward Nourse following Gardiner’s death on 2 January 1742. The illustration shows seven of the nine stones found within six apertures in the man’s bladder tissue.

    Plate 1 figures 1-2 from “A letter...giving an account of several stones found in bags formed by a protrusion of the coats of the bladder, as appeared upon opening the body of one Mr.Gardiner”, by Edward Nourse, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 42 1742-1743, pp.11-14. Inscribed lower left: “Eliz. Blackwell, delin et sculp.” Endorsed verso: “Jan. 7 1741/2”.

    Edward Nourse (bap.1701-1761) surgeon was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1728.
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    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.10395
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