Dissected thorax of a porpoise Antoine Toussaint de Chazal
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Dissected thorax of a porpoise
Anatomical study of the thorax of the common or harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena, showing the major arteries, blood vessels and with the ribs removed. Plate 2 from Histoire anatomique et physiologique d'un organe de nature vasculaire dÃšcouvert dans les cÃštacÃšs..., by M.G. Breschet (Paris, 1836). Headed "Plexus arterial des cÃštacÃšs" [Arterial plexus of cetaceans]. Inscribed below "A. Chazal del. Mars 1834. Litho. de Benard". Gilbert Breschet (1784-1845) French anatomist investigated the rete mirabile in dolphins and porpoises.
Original: lithograph . 1836
- Image reference: RS-10384
- The Royal Society
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