Giacomo Berengario da Carpi, "Isagogae breves," folio 32, verso.

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VC185-i185006

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Giacomo Berengario da Carpi, "Isagogae breves," folio 32, verso.

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  • 1523 (Creation)

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Print : b&w ; 28 x 22 cm.

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Caption accompanying the print reads: "The aorta was believed to carry not blood but vital spirit throughout the body. The three cusps of the aortic valve were called ostiola. The recurrent laryngeal nerve, nervus revursus, on each side was thought to close the epiglottus by pulling downward. Perhaps this is why the nerve is here represented as cord-like."

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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