Monstra Pictures of monstrosity
Foster development in animals and humans sometimes fail with the most strange results. These sick individuals are often aborted or will have a short and miserable life - depending on the degree of malformation. Monstrosity has always been a horror mixed fascination, because here you see how much can go wrong.
Below illustrations of monstrosity from old books, where individuals like these often were called Monstra:
|T. Bartholin: Acta medica & philosophica hafniensis. 1671-79|
|G-L. L. de Buffon: Histoire naturelle générale et particulière ... 1750-79|
|E.F. Gurlt: Lehrbuch der pathologischen Anatomie der Haus-Säugethiere. 1831-32|
|E.F. Gurlt: Über thierische Missgeburten ... 1877|