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Ivory and horn anatomical model of the eye, Italy, 1674

This anatomical model of the eye was made for Ferdinand, the Prince of Tuscany by Giovan Baptista Verle. Verle built anatomical eyes in Venice and Florence with the aid of professors of anatomy. The book contains a description about the anatomy of the eye and the model and is written in Italian.

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A78863 Pt1

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    Glossary: eye

    The organ of sight or vision. In man, and vertebrates generally, it is properly the movable ball or globe in the orbit, but the term often includes the adjacent parts.

    Glossary: ophthalmology

    The branch of medicine dealing with the diseases and surgery of the visual pathways (usually the eyes or the brain).

    Glossary: anatomical model

    A model that demonstrates the structure of the human body through the separation of its parts. Often used for teaching purposes.