Anatomical study of worms

    Date
    1683
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
    Article identifier
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (page): 213mm
    width (page): 150mm
    Subject
    Description
    Five figures from issue 147 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, including anatomical studies of a roundworm, nematoda, and a geometric diagram.

    Figures 1-2. Study of a male and female roundworm opened to show the internal organs.
    Figure 3. Study of the genitalia of a female roundworm.
    Figure 4. Microscopic study of the eggs of a roundworm.

    Illustrations to ‘I. Lumbricus teres, or some anatomical observations on the round worm bred in humans’ by Edward Tyson in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 13, issue 147 (10 May 1683). Original illustrations available in Manuscripts General MS/618 (11r).

    Figure 5. Geometric diagram illustrating a theory about vision. Illustration to ‘3. A continuation of a discourse about vision, with an examination of some late objections against it’ by William Briggs in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 13, issue 147 (10 May 1683).

    Edward Tyson (1651-1708) British physician was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1679, and; William Briggs (1642-1704) British physician was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.
    Related fellows
    Edward Tyson (1650 - 1708, British) , Physician
    Associated place
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    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.18713
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