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(University of Goettingen, Germany)
The Blechschmidt Collection, named for Erich Blechschmidt (1904 – 1992), developed methods of human embryo reconstruction from serial sections and generated large models describing the embryonic period of human development. The models include whole surface views as well as detailed views of embryo internal structures.
The collection consists of 64 models and from about 120 human embryos approximately 200,000 serial sections. Some of these embryo serial section sets were incorporated in 1972 into the Carnegie Collection (assigned Carnegie Nos. 10315-10434), but have since been returned to the University of Goettingen.
Image source: The Blechschmidt Collection images are reproduced with the permission of Prof. Christoph Viebahn, director of the Institute of Anatomy and Embryology, , University Medical Center Göttingen. Images are for educational purposes only and cannot be reproduced electronically or in writing without permission.
University of Goettingen
|Department of Anatomy and Embryology||Göttingen Seminar (Apr 2015)|
University of Goettingen - Department of Anatomy and Embryology
|Erich Blechschmidt (1904 – 1992) was a German anatomist and director of Göttingen University’s Anatomical Institute from 1942 until 1973.
Embryo Model Movies
Embryo Serial Sections
More lateral section of the above embryo showing the yolk sac.
Sagittal section through embryo (CRL 7.2 mm) week 5 approximately 14. Only the upper part of the embryo is shown.
35 mm Embryo
- BLECHSCHMIDT E. (1954). [Reconstruction method by using synthetic substances; a process for investigation and demonstration of developmental movements]. Z Anat Entwicklungsgesch , 118, 170-4. PMID: 13227045
- . (1992). [In memory of the anatomist and embryologist Erich Blechschmidt (1904-1992)]. Ann. Anat. , 174, 479-84. PMID: 1476247
Miyazaki R, Makishima H, Männer J, Sydow HG, Uwabe C, Takakuwa T, Viebahn C & Yamada S. (2018). Blechschmidt Collection: Revisiting specimens from a historical collection of serially sectioned human embryos and fetuses using modern imaging techniques. Congenit Anom (Kyoto) , 58, 152-157. PMID: 29105173 DOI.
The prenatal developmental stages of man. An Introduction to Human Embryology. Karger, Basel 1960 (German-English parallel text).
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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2023, December 2) Embryology Blechschmidt Collection. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Blechschmidt_Collection
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