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How human life is born

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

Photographer Lennart Nilson spent 10 years of his life filming the evolution of an embryo from conception to birth!

Nilson gained international fame in 1965 when LIFE magazine published 16 pages of photographs of a human embryo. These photographs were immediately reproduced also in Stern, Paris Match, The Sunday Times and other magazines, bringing photographer Lennart Nielson world fame

From childhood, a microscope and a camera were the main hobbies of Nielson, who wanted to show the world the beauty of the human body at the cellular level. Photos of the human fetus Nielson managed to get back in 1957, but they were still not spectacular enough to show them to the general public.

He was helped by the cystoscope, a medical device that examined the bladder from the inside, to get the most accurate and colorful pictures. Nilson attached a camera and a light guide to him and took thousands of shots of the baby’s life inside the uterus.

So the skillful hands of Lennart Nilson created a miracle: they showed the whole world the mystery of the origin of human life.

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

The sperm in the fallopian tube moves towards the egg

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

Egg

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

Fateful meeting

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

One in 200 million paternal spermatozoa breaks the egg membrane

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

Sectional sperm. The head contains all the genetic material

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

A week later, the fetus, sliding down the fallopian tube, moves into the uterus

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

After another week, the embryo attaches to the uterine mucosa

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

22 day embryo development. Gray matter is the future brain

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

On the 18th day, the heart begins to pulsate at the embryo

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

28th day after fertilization

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

5 weeks, length 9 mm, face with holes for mouth, nostrils and eyes already guessed

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

40 days. The external cells of the embryo fused with the loose surface of the uterus and form the placenta

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

8 weeks

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

10 weeks. The eyelids are already half open. Within a few days they will form completely

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

10 weeks. The kid already uses his hands to explore the surroundings

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

16 weeks

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

A network of blood vessels is visible through thin skin

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

18 weeks. A fetus can perceive sounds from the outside world.

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

19 weeks

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

20 weeks. Growth about 20 cm. Hair begins to appear on the head

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

24 weeks

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

6 months

Как зарождается человеческая жизнь

36 weeks. A month later, the baby will be born

In 1965, Nilson's book of photographs, A Child is Born, was sold out in a few days. The book has withstood many reprints and still remains one of the best-selling books in the history of such photo albums.

Now pioneer of medical photography, Lennart Nilson, is 91 years old. He is still engaged in science and photography.

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