Spermatozoon and dissected double cat

    Date
    1685
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
    Article identifier
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (page): 213mm
    width (page): 150mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Anatomy
    Biology
       > Zoology
    Physics
       > Optics
          > Microscopy
    Biology
       > Natural history
    Content object
    human body
       > organ
    human body
       > uterus
    nature
       > animal
          > cat
    Description
    Ten figures from issue 174 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

    Figure 1. Anatomical study of the genitals of a female dog, cut open, showing the uterus and ovaries.
    Figure 2. Detail view of the uterine tubes of a female dog.
    Figure 3-4. Microscopic study of the spermatozoon of a dog.
    Figure 5. Microscopic study of the spermatozoon of a rabbit.

    Illustrations to ‘An abstract of a letter of Mr. Leeuwenhoeck Fellow of the R. Society, dated March 30th. 1685. To the R. S. concerning generation by an insect’ by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 15, issue 174 (22 August 1685).

    Figure 6. Zoological study of the exterior of a ‘double cat’, showing its tails, feet, naval, mouth, nostrils and ears.
    Figure 7-8. Anatomical study of the internal organs of the ‘double cat’, showing its stomach, guts, anus, liver and kidneys.
    Figure 9. Anatomical study of the skull of the ‘double cat’, with its two necks.
    Figure 10. Anatomical study of the two diaphragms of a double cat, cut open.

    Illustrations to ‘A discourse on the dissection of a monstrous double catt; read before the Dublin Society by Dr. Mullen’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 15, issue 174 (22 August 1685).
    Related fellows
    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632 - 1723, Dutch) , Microscopist
    Allen Moulin (1653 - 1690, British) , Anatomist
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > Netherlands
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.18751
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