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On the Anatomy of the Heart Manuscript
Biomed.0348  
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Description
Collection consists of a manuscript, created and signed by four students (José Arana y Abreu, Pedro Soler Bertot, Pedro Marti Bonaplata, and José Albeu Rabane) in honor of their "dear and worthy professor of anatomy," Doctor Antonio Riera Villaret, in Barna (Barcelona), in 1896. "Villaret had received the title of Doctor the same year that is manuscript is dated, making this class one of the first that he taught. The text describes the basic anatomy of the heart, its location in the body, and the extraction procedure, but begins somewhat poetically, calling it a 'noble and extremely sensitive organ.' Included are 3 original tipped-i photographs [mounted on cards] showing haunting images of a human heart dangling on a chain, as well as 7 figure (on 5 plates) showing various anatomical views, very delicately hand-drawn."--Antiquarian bookseller's description.
Extent
1 unknown (1 manuscript)
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