Veal and ox tongue Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt
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Veal and ox tongue
Three studies of veal and ox tongue:
Fig. A. Section of boiled veal tongue, showing the taste buds at the root of the tongue, at life-size;
Fig. B. Section of fresh ox tongue, showing the taste buds, viewed by microscope;
Fig. C. Section showing the lingual papillae to which the roots of the taste buds hold, viewed by microscope. The author explains that: ‘les Grandes sont les cavites qu'y ont laise les papilles, quand on les en a arrachees’ [‘the large cavities are those that the taste buds left when they were torn out’].
Inscribed above: ‘TAB. XCIV.
Plate 94 from Amusement microscopique, tant pour l'esprit que pour les yeux, contenant... estampes... d'apres nature...by Martin Frobene Ledermuller, plates volume (Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt, Nuremburg, 1764).
Martin Frobene [Frobenius] Ledermuller (1719-1769) German naturalist was employed in various capacities as a notary, turning to microscope studies after an illness induced temporary deafness.
- Image reference: RS-19707
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