William C. Cruikshank, The Anatomy of the Absorbing Vessels of the Human Body.
William Cruikshank started as an assistant to William Hunter (1718-1783) and then became his partner in the Great Windmill Street School, later named the Hunterian Medical School. Cruikshank, a 'sweet-blooded man' according to Dr Samuel Johnson, laid the foundation of modern knowledge of lymphatics in his Absorbing Vessels. The etching shows the venous system. Also bound in this volume are works by John Sheldon and John Hunter, both pioneers of medicine and surgery.
William C. Cruikshank, The Anatomy of the Absorbing Vessels of the Human Body. London: G. Nicol, 1786.