Male anatomical model, France, 1833-1866

Made:
1833-1866 in France
maker:
Louis Thomas Jerome Auzoux

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Anatomical model, male. Produced in the workshops of Dr. Auzoux, French, mid C19

This model is one of the classic poses produced by the house of famous French model maker Dr Louis Auzoux (1797-1880). Made of wax and papier-mâché, it shows a male figure with the muscles, veins and arteries exposed. The muscles are detachable along one side to show the inner organs. Museums of anatomical models became popular across Europe during the 1800s. They offered members of the public and medical students the opportunity to learn about the body’s internal structure, its reproductive system and its vulnerability to disease. Models were important because of a shortage of bodies available for dissection. There were also cultural and social taboos about using cadavers. Preservation was also difficult.

Details

Category:
Anatomy & Pathology
Object Number:
1992-707
Measurements:
stand: 138 mm x 450 mm x 450 mm, 6 kg
model: 1200 mm x 315 mm x 168 mm, 13 kg
metal rod: 40 mm 20 mm,
type:
anatomical model
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical demonstration equipment
credit:
Librairie Alain Brieux
status:
Permanent collection

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