Gallbladder

the gallbladder (cholecystgall bladderBiliary Vesicle) is a small organ that aids mainly in fat digestion and concentrates bile produced by the liver. (From Wikipedia)

Detail of a medical wookcut illustration from the 1772 Japanese book 解屍編 / 河口信任子遠著 (translated title) “Complete notes on the dissection of Cadavers,” by Kawaguchi, Shinnin. (more images of the original text here)

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