Nicolaus Steno pp 537-539 | Cite as

XX Dissection of an Embryo Monster for Parisians

  • Troels Kardel
  • Paul Maquet


The bones on the right side of the palate with the upper lip were cleft so that they made the right cavity of the nose continuous with that of the mouth. The mother attributed that to the fact that she was fond of eating rabbits. But was it not the humour descending from the nose in the mouth through the twin holes situated in the fold of the teeth, being excessive either in abundance or in acrimony on the right side, which changed the right aperture into a cleft when the movement of the humours opened to itself their paths and cavities in a material not yet firm enough?


Pulmonary Artery Left Ventricle Intercostal Space Strong Connection Pulmonary Vessel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HolteDenmark
  2. 2.AywailleBelgium

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