Tabula XLIII illustrating sections through the human eye and optic nerve

1851-1860 in Europe
William Rowley

Tabula XLIII illustrating cross-sections of the human eye and optic nerve, plus pages 261-262 of the anatomical treatise 'Schola et Historia Medicinae', by William Rowley, England, edition by Royce, England, 1851-1860

The structure of the human eye has been revealed in this print, which shows a dissected human face, accompanied by letters used with a key to identify each part. This print was taken from an anatomical treatise called 'Schola Medicinæ Universalis Nova' or the 'New Universal History and School of Medicine' by William Rowley (1742-1806), an English male midwife, surgeon and anatomist. First published in 1793, the work contained 68 copper engravings of the human body. Anatomical prints were useful tools for medical students as specific features of the body could be enlarged and picked out, making the structures easier to understand.


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