Anatomical model of the spine

Made:
1901 in France
maker:
Louis Thomas Jerome Auzoux

Creative Commons LicenseThis image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

Creative Commons LicenseThis image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

Creative Commons LicenseThis image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

Creative Commons LicenseThis image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

Anatomical model of the spine, papier mache, in two parts, labelled, by Dr Auzoux, French, 1901. Three quarter view,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Anatomical model of the spine, papier mache, in two parts, labelled, by Dr Auzoux, French, 1901. Three quarter view,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Anatomical model of the spine, papier mache, in two parts, labelled, by Dr Auzoux, French, 1901. Made from papier
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Anatomical model of the spine, papier mache, in two parts, labelled, by Dr Auzoux, French, 1901. Made from papier
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Anatomical model of the spine, papier mâché, in two parts, labelled, by Dr. Auzoux, French, 1901.

Made from papier mâché, this anatomical model shows the internal structure of the human spine, including the spinal cord which, with the brain, makes up the central nervous system. The model was made by the factory of Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux (1797-1880), a French physician and model maker who developed a large business producing anatomical models. The spine was probably used when teaching students anatomy. Models can be used to emphasise and enlarge minute anatomical structures, making them easier to understand, and unlike human tissue they do not need to be preserved.

On display

Science Museum: Making the Modern World Gallery

If you are visiting to see this object, please contact us in advance to make sure that it will be on display.

Details

Category:
Anatomy & Pathology
Object Number:
1987-370
type:
spine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical demonstration equipment
credit:
Tesseract
status:
Permanent collection

Cite this page

Rights

We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.


Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero


Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

Using our data

Download

Download catalogue entry as json

Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.