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Wombs with a View

Illustrations of the Gravid Uterus from the Renaissance through the Nineteenth Century

Authors: Longo, Lawrence D., Reynolds, Lawrence P.

  • Unparalleled collection of historical medical illustrations 
  • Catalogs pivotal moments in the development and understanding of maternal-fetal physiology and medicine
  • Written by two leading experts in reproductive medicine
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About this book

The volume provides an archive of some of the most beautiful illustrations ever made of the gravid uterus with fetus and placenta, which will serve future generations of investigators, educators, and students of reproduction. The approximately two hundred figures from over one hundred volumes included are from the late fifteenth through the nineteenth century.

For each author whose work is depicted in this volume, we have used the first edition or first illustrated edition. In the commentary, each volume and illustration is placed in its historical perspective, noting both the significance of that image, but also some background on the life and work of the author. For most of the works cited, there are additional references for the reader who may wish to explore these in greater depth. This volume is a unique collection not only of these historical images, but also their place in the development of scientific study.

About the authors

Lawrence D. Longo, MD, is Professor of Physiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Loma Linda University, California. Dr. Longo founded the Center for Perinatal Biology, and is a leading figure in the history of reproduction. Lawrence P. Reynolds, PhD, is University Distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences and Director, Center for Nutrition and Pregnancy, North Dakota State University. For more than 35 years, Dr. Reynolds research has focused on improving both fertility and pregnancy outcomes in livestock. These problems have major scientific, socioeconomic, and health implications for humans as well. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Animal Science from 2005 to 2008.

Reviews

“This title will serve as a helpful resource to students, faculty, and researchers. As one expects in a book from Springer, the illustrations, which serve as the heart of this book, are beautifully printed, and the larger format allows for adequate scale. This is certainly a volume that should be available in any medical library. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty and researchers; professionals.” (I. Richman, Choice, Vol. 54 (4), December, 2016)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Longo, Lawrence D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • The Fetus in Utero Including Twins and the Placenta

    Longo, Lawrence D. (et al.)

    Pages 7-248

  • Midwives and Midwifery

    Longo, Lawrence D. (et al.)

    Pages 249-264

  • Fertilization and Embryology

    Longo, Lawrence D. (et al.)

    Pages 265-334

  • Teratology: Monsters and Prodigies

    Longo, Lawrence D. (et al.)

    Pages 335-374

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23567-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23566-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wombs with a View
Book Subtitle
Illustrations of the Gravid Uterus from the Renaissance through the Nineteenth Century
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23567-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23567-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23566-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 380
Number of Illustrations and Tables
166 b/w illustrations, 64 illustrations in colour
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