image MS_131_122
Image number: RS.16449
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Aneurysm of the arteria aorta near the heart

Date

1700

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p122

Material

Dimensions

height (paper): 365mm
width (paper): 230mm

Subject

Content object

human body
   > artery

Description

A drawing of an aneurysm of the arteria aorta near the heart of Jean Potin, a Frenchman and servant to Lord Culpepper (Baron Colepeper of Thorseway). Printed as John Lafage, 'An Account of an Extraordinary Aneurisma of the Arteria Aorta Near to the Basis of the Heart', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 22, no. 267 (1700), pp. 696-98. The organ was kept at John Lafage's house and available for inspection.

There is a smaller version of this image at MS/131/119.

Transcription

Figura 1 a.
Transcribed by the Making Visible project

Object history

22 May 1700, 'Mr La Fage shewed an heart of a person lately dead, who after 2 blows had a very large anuerism of the great artery, which had broke one of the ribs, beat out the sternum, made burrows in it, and had broke thro' the skin, the person instantly dying. There were bones in the inside of the artery; stones in the substance of the heart, and 3 polyps' (JBO/10/183).

John Lafage, 'An Account of an Extraordinary Aneurisma of the Arteria Aorta Near to the Basis of the Heart', Phil. Trans., vol. 22, no. 267 (1700), pp. 696-98. ‘Mr Lafage keepeth all these parts (taken out of the Body) in his House, and will shew them to those who may desire to see them' (p. 667).

Associated place

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