image MS_131_121
Image number: RS.16448
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Abscess of canine intestine

Date

20 November 1702

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p121

Material

Dimensions

height (paper): 172mm
width (paper): 221mm

Subject

Biology
   > Anatomy

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > dog
nature
   > animal

Description

Abscess of a canine intestine observed by John Shipton on 20 November 1702. The inscription, 'Fig. 5. let this be reverst on the copper plate' is an instruction to reverse the image onto the plate, so that the left/right orientation of the original is retained in the printed version. The verso of this drawing shows marks of tracing. The figure was printed in John Shipton, 'Observatio de portione intestini canis feliciter abscissa', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 23, no. 283 (1703), pp. 1299-303.

John Shipton (1680–1748) was apprenticed for seven years to William Pleahill, before being admitted to the freedom of the Company of Barber–Surgeons on 7 March 1703 (ODNB).

Transcription

On the side: Fig. 5. let this be reverst on the copper plate
Transcribed by the Making Visible project

Object history

J. Shipton, student of surgery, 'Observatio de Portione Intestini Canis Faeliciter Abscissa', Phil. Trans., vol. 23, no. 283 (1703), pp. 1299-303. William Pleahill mentioned at p. 1701.

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