PLATE XLVIII: Posterior Wall of the Abdomen. An aperture is cut in the Left Side of the Abdominal Wall, and the Cavity of the Thorax is opened. The following structures are seen: The Spinal Column, Ribs, Diaphragm, the Extremity of the Spinal Cord and Cauda Equina, the Spleen, Kidneys, Descending Colon, the Quadratus and Transversalis Muscles, the Ilium and Sciatic Foramina.
This anatomy plate print was taken directly from the 19th century book Henke's Atlas of Surgical Anatomy, A Series of Plates Illustrating The Application of Anatomy to Medicine and Surgery as translated and edited by W.A. Rothacker, M.D., who was pathologist to Cincinnati Hospital and lecturer on pathological anatomy in Miami Medical College. The book was published in New York by John Beacham. The volume this print was pulled from had no date of publication, however a handwritten note on the first page read, “Clara M. Smith, Springfield, Mass., 5-21-1897,” dating this print to the 1890s, at the latest. This is an original antique, not a copy – it was pulled directly from the book. Any coloring was done by hand at the time of publication.
The print you will receive has been carefully stored in an acid free archival bag and displayed in a black matte board with backing. The matte measures 11" x 14" with an 8" x 10" opening. The picture you see is of the exact product you will receive, and the provided scan is an exact scan of the paper within. Again, this is not a reproduction, but an original hand-colored print from the 1890s.