Teaching watercolor showing the circular dilation of the internal abdominal ring and the changed position of the epigastric artery caused by an inguinal hernia

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Title

Teaching watercolor showing the circular dilation of the internal abdominal ring and the changed position of the epigastric artery caused by an inguinal hernia

Subject

Hernia, Inguinal
Inguinal Canal
Henry Jacob Bigelow Watercolor Collection
Wallis, Oscar
Bigelow, Henry Jacob, 1818-1890
Teaching Aids and devices
Teaching Methods
Harvard Medical School. Department of Anatomy
Fitz, Reginald, 1885-1953

Description

After Thomas George Morton's The surgical anatomy of the principal regions of the human body, Inguinal Herniae, figures no. 4 and 5

Abstract

Large watercolor in two parts showing the same area of the inguinal canal. The left view shows the dilation of the internal abdominal ring, the large black hole in the middle through which the string is threaded, caused by an inguinal hernia. The right shows the changed position of the epigastric artery, which runs further right and around before moving upwards compared to the normal positioning, as seen on the left. Watercolor is painted with muscles and arteries in red, veins in blue, and bone and other tissue in gray. Watercolor is framed in green sewn textile, with metal grommets in each of the four corners.

Creator

Wallis, Oscar

Date Created

1848-1854

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all the materials in the collection. For use information, contact the Warren Anatomical Museum Curator at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Warren Anatomical Museum (21142.228)

References

Original source work can be found in the Countway Rare Books Collection (23.X.41)

Format

image

Medium

watercolors (paintings)

Identifier

21142.228

Provenance

Henry Jacob Bigelow employed artist Oscar Wallis exclusively from 1848 - 1854 to paint a series of large teaching watercolors to illustrate Bigelow's lectures at Harvard Medical School. Wallis painted the teaching diagrams from local subjects and from the atlases of established medical authorities. The effort cost Bigelow $6,000. In 1890 Bigelow presented the watercolors to Reginald H. Fitz to be used in the Harvard Medical School's Department of Anatomy. The watercolors were transferred into the Warren Anatomical Museum between 1890 and 1930.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

100 W x 69 H cm

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/21142_228a_ref.jpg

Citation

Wallis, Oscar, “Teaching watercolor showing the circular dilation of the internal abdominal ring and the changed position of the epigastric artery caused by an inguinal hernia,” OnView, accessed June 21, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13224.