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Pierre Petit Woodburytype portrait of Velpeau  

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Portrait of Alfred-Armand-Louise-Marie Velpeau

Petit, Pierre


Galerie Contemporaine



Mounted Woodburytype. Photograph: 24x19 cm (9½x7½"); sheet: 34.4x24.7 cm (13½x9¾"). Matted. From Galerie Contemporaine Littéraire, Artistique Vol. 2.

Alfred-Armand-Louis-Marie Velpeau was a French anatomist and surgeon. Velpeau was a skilled surgeon and renowned for his knowledge of surgical anatomy. He was the author of over 340 titles on surgery, embryology, anatomy, obstetrics, et al. Among his better known written efforts was a work on obstetrics, titled Traité elementaire de l’art des accouchements: ou, Principes de tokologie et d'embryologie (1829). Shortly afterwards, it was translated into English and issued as "An elementary treatise on midwifery: or Principles of tocology and embryology" (1831).

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