Aorta and Vena Cava

Human thorax and pectoral girdle with isolated arteries and veins

The abdominal (or thoracicaorta and the inferior vena cava are the major artery and vein, respectively, that follow the spine down to the pelvis. (from biomedicalephemera link)

Image from biomedicalephemera tumblr (link)

Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme comprenant la medecine operatoire, par le docteur Marc Jean Bourgery. Illustrated by Nicolas Henri Jacob, 1831.

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