image LBC_6_104
Image number: RS.15025
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Pancreas of a salmon

Date

21 April 1673

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

LBC

Manuscript page number

vol6 p104

Material

Dimensions

height (page): 301mm
width (page): 177mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ichthyology

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > fish
nature
   > animal

Description

Jan Swammerdam's drawing of pancreas of salmon in his letter dated 21 April 1673 [N.S.], and read at the meeting of the Royal Society on 16 April 1673.

This is copied from LBO/6/092a.

Object history

At the meeting of the Royal Society on 16 April, 1673, ‘Mr. Oldenburg read a letter written to him by Dr. Swammerdam, dated April 21, 1673, from Amsterdam, accompanied with some anatomical observations of his about the pancreas and pancreatic juice of several fishes; as also of an human foetus lately found at Rome between the ovarium and the tuba, contained with its usual integuments; the description and delineation whereof, he intimated, were then preparing at Rome’ (Birch 3:84).

Related Fellows

Henry Oldenburg (1612-1677, German), Scientific correspondent

Associated place

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   > Europe
      > Netherlands