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Watercolor, Graphite, and Spray Paint

Manual of the Diseases of the Eye for Students and General Practitioners, Charles H. May M.D., (1939 edition, orig, 1900)
coffeepeople:

Francis Sibson, anatomist, and William Fairland, artist, 19th C by astropop on Flickr.
biomedicalephemera:

Human thorax and pectoral girdle with isolated arteries and veins
The abdominal (or thoracic) aorta and the inferior vena cava are the major artery and vein, respectively, that follow the spine down to the pelvis. 
Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme comprenant la medecine operatoire, par le docteur Marc Jean Bourgery. Illustrated by Nicolas Henri Jacob, 1831.
biomedicalephemera:

Internal View of Lumbar Region
Thanks to the thick, protective mesentery and sheer mass of the intestines (not to mention the consequences if they’re damaged), many surgeries of the pelvic and lumbar organs are performed by opening the back, instead of the abdomen.
You can clearly see both the ascending and descending colon and the kidneys in this dissection.
Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical. Henry Gray, 1911.
salmonellaplace:

Arteries of the neck and shoulder, by Fairland in the Vessels of the Human Body (1837), based on the drawings of J. Swandale.
© Sheila Terry/ Science Photo Library / Focus