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Image number: RS.18751
Credit: ©The Royal Society

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

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      > Netherlands
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      > United Kingdom