Female Anatomical History
For centuries the presumption was that the vagina was an inverted interior penis and testes. In fact the fallopian tubes did not get their name until Gabriele Fallopio discovered them in the late 1500s. With the 17th century came the coining of the term ovaries. A 17th century engraving from Casserio’s theatrum anatomicum depicts a serene woman with an open flower in the center of her abdomen exposing a fetus. The petals are labelled A-G revealing the order of the artful cuts of Casserio’s dissection.