Catalogue of the Hunterian Collection in the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons in London Volume 1-3

Catalogue of the Hunterian Collection in the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons in London Volume 1-3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...just after it completed its ninth year. I " saw it several times while alive, and it came into my possession after " death. Its.skeleton is preserved in the Museum of the College of " Surgeons in London, and measures twenty-one inches. " Upon examination of the body after death, the fontanelle was closed. '' There was no fat in any part but in the sockets of the eyes, behind the " balls. The uterus had not been developed beyond that contained in a " foetus of four months: the bladder was distended with urine to the " size of a hen's egg. As the child had never made water freely from " its birth, the bladder probably had been injured at the time the monkey " alarmed the mother. ' " On comparing the ovaria with those of an abortion at three months, " they were nearly of the same size. The child when I saw it could " walk alone, but with no confidence. Its sight was very quick, much " attracted by bright objects, delighted with every thing that glittered, " inightily pleased with fine clothes, had a shrill voice, and spoke in a " low tone; had some taste for music, but could speak few words of " English; was very sensible of kindness, and quickly recognised any " person who had treated it kindly. " The mother has had a fifth child in Ireland, which, like her first " three children, is naturally formed. Presented to the Museum, June 7th, 1824, by Sir E. Home, Bart. At the suggestion of Sir W. Blizard, the thoracic duct was carefully examined, but no obstruction appeared to have existed; and it was, comparatively speaking, of large size. The distention of the bladder with urine, mentioned by Sir E. Home, might have been...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236844807
  • 9781236844804