Book - Human Embryology - 1833

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Velpeau A. Embryology or human ovology: containing the descriptive and iconographic history of the human egg (Embryologie ou ovologie humaine : contenant l'histoire descriptive et iconographique de l'oeuf humain) (1833)

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This historic 1833 textbook by Velpeau in French describes early human development. Currently this page shows only the plates from the textbook.



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Embryologie ou ovologie humaine : contenant l'histoire descriptive et iconographique de l'oeuf humain

Embryology or human ovology: containing the descriptive and iconographic history of the human egg.


by Alfred Velpeau (1795-1867)


Plate 1

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