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Slide set: Human physiology popularly explained: or, the house we live in (lecture: York & Son, 52 slides, in/before 1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Introductory Slide
Slide 2

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Slide 3
Skull (side view)
Slide 4
Skull (front, top, and section)
Slide 5

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Slide 6

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Slide 7

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Slide 8

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Slide 9

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Slide 10
Slide 11
Effects of Tight Lacing on the form of the Skeleton
Slide 12**
Muscular System
Slide 13

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Digestive organs
Slide 14
Viscera of Human Body
Slide 15
Course of Ingesta
Slide 16**
Slide 17

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Slide 18

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Slide 19

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Slide 20

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Circulatory organs
Slide 21
Systematic Circulation
Slide 22
Heart and Lungs (exterior)
Slide 23
Heart (interior, right side)
Slide 24
Blood Corpuscles (Human and Comparative)
Respiratory organs
Slide 25
Pulmonary Circulation
Slide 26

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Slide 27
Transverse section of Thorax
Slide 28
Cavity of Thorax, Diaphragm
Slide 29

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Slide 30
Absorbent System
Slide 31

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Slide 32

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Slide 33

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Slide 34

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Slide 35

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Nervous system
Slide 36**
Cerebro Spinal System
Slide 37
Ganglionic System
Slide 38
Section of Brain, showing twelve pairs of nerves
Slide 39
Under surface of Brain, showing twelve pairs of nerves
Slide 40

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Slide 41

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Slide 42

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Slide 43

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Slide 44

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Slide 45

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Slide 46

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Slide 47
Hearing -- ear
Slide 48
Speaking -- larynx, etc.
Slide 49
Minute structure of Bone
Slide 50
Minute structure of Teeth
Slide 51

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Slide 52

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** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Number of slides

York & Son, England

Other related organisations

in stock of J. Brandon Medland, 1889

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1890-1914 (item ref. 266)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 8522-8560)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Newton & Co., 1899-1948 (item ref. C)

in stock of Peter Feathers, 1901

in stock of Josiah T. Chapman, 1909-1912 (item ref. 326)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 294)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 299)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

in stock of Salvation Army, 1920s (item ref. 49)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1888)
Reading or song

William Furneaux, The human body: or, the house we live in (London: York & Son, c.1890)

People involved in slide production

FURNEAUX, William  (1855-1940) – artist, slide 14


The Lizars catalogue lists an additional slide, number 26 'Tuberculosis circulation', with later slides renumbered accordingly and the total 53.

It is possible that there was a separate set of the same title by Newton, made from the same source images, but it seems more likely that the set in the Newton catalogue is the York set.

The Salvation Army catalogue uses the title The human body: or the house we live in, and the 1894 Wood catalogue uses the title The house we live in: the body.


5 slides known to exist in private collection

1 slide in Manchester Museum Collection

22 slides in Royal Albert Memorial Museum Collection

1 slide known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000592

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 1 May 2024

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