Plaque showing the development of a human embryo

1801-1830 in Vienna

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Development of human embryo at five stages.
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Development of human embryo at five stages

The plaque shows the development of the human embryo in five stages from shortly after conception to a well developed near-birth foetus. At least one of the images shows a possible birth complication as the umbilical cord has become wrapped around the throat of the foetus.

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Science Museum: Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries

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Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Object Number:
A600051 Pt8
overall (including gold painted frame): 211 mm x 162 mm x 30 mm,

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