Anencephaly Illustration

Anencephaly is a cephalic disorder that results from a neural tube defect that occurs when the rostral (head) end of the neural tube fails to close, usually between the 23rd and 26th day of conception, resulting in the absence of a major portion of the brain, skull, and scalp. (from wikipedia)

Indebted to Scientificillustration tumblr for making me aware of this image (link).   Archiv fur Anatomie, Physiologie und Wissenschaftliche Medicin, 1839 (link)

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