Viardel RG551.V527 1748 Rare-2-ns

A full-term fetus in a roomy womb with a large hand outside the womb guiding the fetus

This engraving presents a full-term fetus in a roomy womb at the moment of birth, with the helping and larger-than-life hand of a presumably male practitioner guiding the fetus to life ex utero. Viardel, Observations sur la pratique des accouchemens, naturels, contre nature, & monstrueux, 1748. RG551.V527 1748 Rare. Special Collections Research Center, The University of Chicago Library.

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