Parts of the brain including the dura mater William Say
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Parts of the brain including the dura mater
Illustration of five parts of the brain, each illustrating a disease. Fig.1 Ã» central image. A portion of the dura mater taken from a woman who suffered from symptoms of cerebral pressure. Fig.2 Ã» top image. Ossification of the dura mater. This was taken from a case of chronic hydrocephalus. It shows an extensive deposit of bony matter in thin fibres across the substance of the membrane. Fig.3 Ã» bottom left image. 'A portion of the brain of a child who died with serous effusion into the cellular tissue of the pia mater and into the ventricles.' Fig.4 Ã» bottom right image. A portion of the middle lobe of the cerebrum. Specimen from an old woman who suffered 'under symptoms of general paralysis and imbecility.' Fig.5 Ã» central left image. A small portion of the theca of the spine taken from an elderly woman who 'laboured under an obstinate form of spasmodic wry neck.' Plate 31 from Bright's Medical Reports: Diseases of the brain and Nervous System part 2 by Richard Bright (London, Longman, Rees... 1831). Inscribed: 'Plate 31.Drawn by C. J. Canton delin. London Published Jan 1st. 1831. by Longman, Rees, Orme & Brown. Engraved by W. Say'
Original: engraving. 1831
- Image reference: RS-10318
- The Royal Society
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