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Lung Collection

"Lungs: The Vital Organ for Breathing and Beyond" The lungs, a crucial component of the respiratory system, play a pivotal role in sustaining human life

Background imageLung Collection: Pneumothorax treatment, X-ray

Pneumothorax treatment, X-ray
Pneumothorax treatment (image 2 of 2). X-ray of the chest of a patient, showing treatment with a drain of a partial collapse of one lung (at right) in pneumothorax

Background imageLung Collection: COMPARATIVE EMBRYOLOGY. Chart showing comparative embryology from a fish to a man

COMPARATIVE EMBRYOLOGY. Chart showing comparative embryology from a fish to a man, made by the Department of Comparative and Human Anatomy at the American Museum of Natural History, 1932

Background imageLung Collection: Mechanics of respiration, diagram

Mechanics of respiration, diagram
Mechanics of respiration. Cutaway diagrams showing the mechanics of breathing in (left) and breathing out (right). Arrows show: the movement of air in and out of the nose

Background imageLung Collection: Tuberculosis, X-ray

Tuberculosis, X-ray
Tuberculosis. X-ray of the chest of a 25 year old male patient with pulmonary tuberculosis. Affected areas of the lungs (dark areas) are shown by grainy white patches

Background imageLung Collection: Deer anatomy, artwork

Deer anatomy, artwork
Deer anatomy. Computer artwork showing the internal anatomy of a deer (family Cervidae). Anatomical features shown here include the skeleton, lungs, intestines, bladder

Background imageLung Collection: Anatomy of the bronchus and bronchial tubes

Anatomy of the bronchus and bronchial tubes
Digital illustration showing the structure of the bronchus and bronchial tubes. These pathways carry air into the lungs and carbon dioxide out

Background imageLung Collection: Konstantin Buteyko, Soviet doctor

Konstantin Buteyko, Soviet doctor
Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko (1923-2003), Soviet medical doctor and researcher. In the 1950s, Buteyko, a Ukrainian, developed a theory on the effects of deep breathing (hyperventilation)

Background imageLung Collection: Tension pneumothorax, X-ray

Tension pneumothorax, X-ray
Tension pneumothorax. X-ray of the chest of a patient with tension pneumothorax that has lead to soft-tissue emphysema. Tension pneumothorax is a progressive deterioration

Background imageLung Collection: Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis. Light micrograph of a section through a bronchus (airway) of the lungs in a case of cystic fibrosis (mucoviscidosis)

Background imageLung Collection: Lung tissue, TEM

Lung tissue, TEM
Lung tissue, coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM). A single alveolus is at center. At top right is a pulmonary capillary containing a red blood cell (red) and a platelet (yellow)

Background imageLung Collection: Normal torso, MRI scan

Normal torso, MRI scan
Normal torso, coloured profile (sagittal) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. The front of the body is at left. The spinal bones (vertebrae)

Background imageLung Collection: Cold mixture advertisement

Cold mixture advertisement
An advert for Stotherts Chest and Lung Mixture where two boxers show how to defend yourself against nasty germs

Background imageLung Collection: Lung, X-ray

Lung, X-ray
Lung. Coloured X-ray showing the blood vessels in a lung

Background imageLung Collection: Anatomy of male respiratory system and internal organs

Anatomy of male respiratory system and internal organs
Anatomy of male respiratory system, including the mouth, cutaway view. Other internal organs are visible in half tones

Background imageLung Collection: Perspective view of human body, whole organs and bones

Perspective view of human body, whole organs and bones

Background imageLung Collection: Human body with internal organs, nervous system, lymphatic system and circulatory system

Human body with internal organs, nervous system, lymphatic system and circulatory system
Transparent human body with internal organs, nervous system, lymphatic system and circulatory system

Background imageLung Collection: Anatomy of female body with internal organs

Anatomy of female body with internal organs

Background imageLung Collection: Internal organs of the respiratory and digestive system

Internal organs of the respiratory and digestive system
Human male anatomy showing internal organs of the respiratory and digestive system

Background imageLung Collection: Lung anatomy 1866 illustrations showing the external anatomy of the human lungs (beige)

Lung anatomy 1866 illustrations showing the external anatomy of the human lungs (beige)
JAB4119246 Lung anatomy 1866 illustrations showing the external anatomy of the human lungs (beige), with the bronchi and trachea (white)

Background imageLung Collection: Letchworth: The Agricultural Belt (b/w photo)

Letchworth: The Agricultural Belt (b/w photo)
8638969 Letchworth: The Agricultural Belt (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Agricultural Belt)

Background imageLung Collection: 8626376

8626376

Background imageLung Collection: Lung anatomy - 1866 illustration showing the external structure of the left (top) and right (bottom)

Lung anatomy - 1866 illustration showing the external structure of the left (top) and right (bottom)
JAB4119370 Lung anatomy - 1866 illustration showing the external structure of the left (top) and right (bottom) lungs - Lung - Descriptive anatomy - Fig 1: right lung, outer face, Fig 2: left lung

Background imageLung Collection: Glossopharyngeal nerve. Lithograph by Davesne, based on a drawing by Leveille

Glossopharyngeal nerve. Lithograph by Davesne, based on a drawing by Leveille
FLO4672515 Glossopharyngeal nerve. Lithograph by Davesne, based on a drawing by Leveille, in Petity Atlas complet d'Anatomie descriptive du Corps Humain, by Dr

Background imageLung Collection: Lung anatomy 1866 illustrations showing the external anatomy of the human lungs (red) Fig 1

Lung anatomy 1866 illustrations showing the external anatomy of the human lungs (red) Fig 1: from below
JAB4119217 Lung anatomy 1866 illustrations showing the external anatomy of the human lungs (red) Fig 1: from below, showing the arteries (centre) Fig 2: frontal view, showing the bronchi (centre)

Background imageLung Collection: Hematosis and blood circulation. 'Life and health ' by Dr Jules Rengade, Paris 1881

Hematosis and blood circulation. "Life and health " by Dr Jules Rengade, Paris 1881
7295210 Hematosis and blood circulation. "Life and health " by Dr Jules Rengade, Paris 1881; Private Collection; Photo ©Jaime Abecasis

Background imageLung Collection: Lymphatic system of the thorax and abdomen. Lithograph of Corbie, based on a drawing by Leveille

Lymphatic system of the thorax and abdomen. Lithograph of Corbie, based on a drawing by Leveille
FLO4673042 Lymphatic system of the thorax and abdomen. Lithograph of Corbie, based on a drawing by Leveille, in Petity Atlas complet d'Anatomie descriptive du Corps Humain, by Dr

Background imageLung Collection: Healthy and TB lungs - 1866 anatomical illustration showing the external appearance of a healthy

Healthy and TB lungs - 1866 anatomical illustration showing the external appearance of a healthy lung (left)
JAB4119469 Healthy and TB lungs - 1866 anatomical illustration showing the external appearance of a healthy lung (left) compared with that of a lung affected by tuberculosis (TB)

Background imageLung Collection: Lung blood supply 1866 cutaway illustration showing the blood vessels (red) and airways (white)

Lung blood supply 1866 cutaway illustration showing the blood vessels (red) and airways (white)
JAB4119137 Lung blood supply 1866 cutaway illustration showing the blood vessels (red) and airways (white) within the lungs The airways consist of the trachea (windpipe, vertical, upper left)

Background imageLung Collection: Letchworth: Norton Common (b/w photo)

Letchworth: Norton Common (b/w photo)
8638938 Letchworth: Norton Common (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Norton Common)

Background imageLung Collection: Lung blood supply 1866 cutaway illustration showing the veins (blue) and arteries (red)

Lung blood supply 1866 cutaway illustration showing the veins (blue) and arteries (red)
JAB4119225 Lung blood supply 1866 cutaway illustration showing the veins (blue) and arteries (red) of the lungs Reports of bronchi and pulmonary vessels - 1866; (add.info)

Background imageLung Collection: Army, U.S. Physical Examination, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Army, U.S

Army, U.S. Physical Examination, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Army, U.S. Physical Examination, 1917
Army, U.S. Physical Examination, 1917

Background imageLung Collection: Army, U.S. Physical Examination, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Army, U.S

Army, U.S. Physical Examination, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Army, U.S. Physical Examination, 1917
Army, U.S. Physical Examination, 1917

Background imageLung Collection: London Horse Bus

London Horse Bus Date: circa 1905

Background imageLung Collection: Pulmonary veins and arteries

Pulmonary veins and arteries

Background imageLung Collection: Male chest anatomy of thorax with heart, veins, arteries and lungs

Male chest anatomy of thorax with heart, veins, arteries and lungs

Background imageLung Collection: Midsection view showing internal organs of human body

Midsection view showing internal organs of human body

Background imageLung Collection: Medical plate from Kitab Al Qanun fi Page from the Canon of Medicine by Avicenna (Ibn Sina)

Medical plate from Kitab Al Qanun fi Page from the Canon of Medicine by Avicenna (Ibn Sina) (980-1037)
LRI4672438 Medical plate from Kitab Al Qanun fi Page from the Canon of Medicine by Avicenna (Ibn Sina) (980-1037), 14th century (vellum)-Tibb (Al Tibb) by Avicenna by Islamic School

Background imageLung Collection: Male chest anatomy, artwork

Male chest anatomy, artwork
Male chest anatomy, computer artwork

Background imageLung Collection: Lung Wang Tang, Beijing, China, early 1900s

Lung Wang Tang, Beijing, China, early 1900s

Background imageLung Collection: Kien Lung Cock

Kien Lung Cock
An oriental figurine of a cock from the Kien Lung period, from the collection of messrs. Stoner & Evans. Date: circa 1916

Background imageLung Collection: Steel lung, Brompton Hospital

Steel lung, Brompton Hospital
Steel Lung at the Brompton hospital in London. Also known as a tank ventilator, iron lung or Drinker tank, is a type of negative pressure ventilator; a mechanical respirator which encloses most of a

Background imageLung Collection: A Day in the Country

A Day in the Country
3735273 A Day in the Country by Furniss, Harry (1854-1925); (add.info.: Illustration titled A Day in the Country': London children enjoying a day out of town in one of London's lungs such as)

Background imageLung Collection: A Day in the Country

A Day in the Country
3735282 A Day in the Country by Furniss, Harry (1854-1925); (add.info.: Illustration titled A Day in the Country': London children enjoying a day out of town in one of London's lungs such as)

Background imageLung Collection: Representation of an Aristotelian Theory of Consciousness (From

Representation of an Aristotelian Theory of Consciousness (From
FIA5400536 Representation of an Aristotelian Theory of Consciousness (From: De corpore et anima) - Anonymous - 1497 - Watercolour on parchment - 22x15

Background imageLung Collection: A Curious Story of a Crocodile, a leaf from a Travellers Note-Book (litho)

A Curious Story of a Crocodile, a leaf from a Travellers Note-Book (litho)
1039487 A Curious Story of a Crocodile, a leaf from a Travellers Note-Book (litho) by Ralston, William (1848-1911) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Curious Story of a Crocodile)

Background imageLung Collection: Comic postcard, Man uses lung testing machine at the seaside Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man uses lung testing machine at the seaside Date: 20th century

Background imageLung Collection: The main avenue in the Prater, Vienna, 1821 (engraving)

The main avenue in the Prater, Vienna, 1821 (engraving)
CHT244920 The main avenue in the Prater, Vienna, 1821 (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris

Background imageLung Collection: Internal organs of the body, plate from Anatomy of the Visceras dissected

Internal organs of the body, plate from Anatomy of the Visceras dissected
CHT219321 Internal organs of the body, plate from Anatomy of the Visceras dissected, painted and engraved by Gautier, 1745 (colour engraving) by Gautier d Agoty



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"Lungs: The Vital Organ for Breathing and Beyond" The lungs, a crucial component of the respiratory system, play a pivotal role in sustaining human life. From treating pneumothorax to understanding comparative embryology, these remarkable organs have captivated medical professionals throughout history. In 1932, the Department of Comparative and Human Anatomy at the American Museum of Natural History unveiled a groundbreaking chart showcasing comparative embryology from fish to man. This visual masterpiece shed light on the evolutionary journey that led to our complex lung structure. X-rays have been instrumental in diagnosing various lung conditions. They aid in identifying pneumothorax treatment options and detecting tuberculosis. These images provide valuable insights into the mechanics of respiration and help doctors understand how diseases affect this intricate organ system. Delving deeper into anatomy, bronchus and bronchial tubes are essential components within our lungs' framework. Understanding their structure enables healthcare professionals to diagnose conditions like tension pneumothorax accurately. Cystic fibrosis is another condition that affects lung health significantly. This genetic disorder leads to thick mucus accumulation within airways, causing breathing difficulties. Researchers tirelessly work towards finding effective treatments for this challenging disease. Konstantin Buteyko, a Soviet doctor renowned for his innovative breathing techniques, revolutionized respiratory therapy by emphasizing nasal breathing over mouth-breathing practices. His methods continue to inspire modern approaches in managing various lung disorders effectively. Modern imaging technologies such as MRI scans provide detailed visuals of normal torsos with healthy lungs or those affected by ailments requiring medical attention. These non-invasive procedures offer invaluable information for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. Advertisements promoting cold mixtures often highlight their efficacy in relieving chest congestion caused by common colds or flu-like symptoms affecting our precious lungs temporarily. Human lungs themselves are marvels of engineering - delicate yet resilient enough to withstand constant exposure to environmental pollutants while facilitating efficient gas exchange necessary for survival. From historical breakthroughs to cutting-edge advancements, the study of lungs remains a fascinating field.