Cadaver Etching Showing the Lymphatic System

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Title

Cadaver Etching Showing the Lymphatic System

Subject

Lymphatics

Description

"The cadaver used to create this etching can be seen on display in the University´┐Żs Anatomical Museum, Teviot Place. The lymphatics have been injected with mercury to provide a clear illustration of this system for anatomical study. Believed to be created sometime before 1794, the work is attributed to Thomas Donaldson (unknown), after a now lost drawing by Andrew Fyfe (1754 - 1824). Fyfe, from Corstorphine, was artist and dissector to the then Professor of Anatomy at the University, Alexander Monro (1754 - 1798). This highly detailed life-size illustration was made by printing from three separate etched plates that were attached together afterwards." - The University of Edinburgh Library

Creator

Thomas Donaldson (originally Thomas Fyffe)

Source

The University of Edinburgh Library Online

Publisher

The University of Edinburgh Library

Date

Before 1794

Contributor

Luke Burns

Rights

The University of Edinburgh

Format

printing; etching; image

Language

English; N/A

Identifier

Shelfmark: 4490

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Print from etchings

Physical Dimensions

Lifesize

Files

Lymphatic Etching.jpg

Citation

Thomas Donaldson (originally Thomas Fyffe), “Cadaver Etching Showing the Lymphatic System,” Enlightenmens, accessed May 25, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/803.

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