Tabula XLIV illustrating the human eye, eyelid and lens

1851-1860 in Europe
William Rowley

Tabula XLIV illustrating the human eye, eyelid and lens, taken from the anatomical treatise 'Schola et Historia Medicinae', by William Rowley, England, edition by Royce, England, 1851-1860

Each part of the human eye, eyelid and lens has been dissected and enlarged in this print. 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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