Womb

Jan van Rymsdyk and Robert Strange, ‘A fore-view of the womb, and of the contents of the pelvis; the ossa pubis, with the muscles and integuments which cover them, being removed’, in William Hunter, Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata (Illustrated anatomy of the human gravid uterus), Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1774. Hunter’s use of these mutilated and dehumanised images of female genitalia is considered an important moment in the history of scientific objectification of the female body by many scholars.

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