Model of a human brain

Made:
1801-1850 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

Model of a human brain, first half 19th century

The shape and structure of the human brain is shown in this wax model. At the upper end of the central nervous system, the model also shows the brain’s connection to the spinal cord. This object would have been used as a teaching aid. Such models were an important part of anatomy teaching due to the lack of real bodies available for dissection.

Details

Category:
Anatomy & Pathology
Object Number:
A21269
Materials:
stand, silk, stand, wood, whole, wax
type:
brain, anatomy (specimens), anatomy (specimens), brain, model
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
On loan from the Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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