Three preserved human fetuses, presented in an antique display cabinet. The first is an altogether healthy fetus, the second suffers Polymelia, six arms, and the final, suffers a rare infection of the Shope papilloma virus, which causes a series of horn like growths in the forehead. These three are part of a large collection of human specimens, afflicted with various genetic diseases.
Imagine all the motherfuckers you could slap with six hands tho
Cephalopods of Naples
From an 1896 monograph by Giuseppe Jatta. The illustrator is Comingio Merculiano (1845- 1915), a professional watercolor painter hired in 1885 by prof. Anton Dohrn as in-house illustrator for the Naples Zoological Station, and one of the best scientific illustrators to date. This book on cephalopods is his masterpiece.
Images hosted by the Biodiversity Heritage Library on behalf of the Smithsonian Institution
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what on earth is this from?