This photo was taken at the University of Minnesota by photographer Robert Wolfe in 1972. It was taken during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy. No one can deny the humanity of the unborn even in these early stages.
A doctor who was present for the surgery later shared this testimony:
“Years ago, while giving an anesthetic for a ruptured ectopic pregnancy (at 2 months), I was handed what I believe was the smallest living human ever seen. The embryo sac was intact and transparent. Within the sac was a tiny human male swimming extremely vigorously in the amniotic fluid, while attached to the wall by the umbilical cord. This tiny human was perfectly developed, with long, tapering fingers, feet and toes. It was almost transparent, as regards the skin, and the delicate arteries and veins were prominent to the ends of the fingers. The baby was extremely alive and did not look at all like the photos and drawings of ‘embryos’ which I have seen. When the sac was opened, the tiny human immediately lost its life and took on the appearance of what is accepted as the appearance of an embryo at this stage, blunt extremities, etc.”
—Paul E. Rockwell, M.D.
this makes me want to cry/but is also incredible
Chibird fact of the day: Jacqueline is passionate about drawing and making people happy and trees. <3
I was tired today so I used a font called SDKwangSoo.
Nice font! But I still like ur handwriting more! :P
What if life was as easy as a simple math equation! Not even like the integrals and trig substitutions we’re doing in my calc class. XD
Haiz integration and differentiation! Can’t ever escape from it when I’m in Engin! >.<
And equations are getting weirder now that I’m taking level-2000 Mathematics modules! All those funny symbols and stuff. :(