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    From the "Anatomie des Vanités" exhibit at the Erasmus House in Brussels, Belgium. "Venus," medical mannequin.

    From the “Josephinum Museum” of the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. Late 18th century The importance of anatomical models cannot be overstated in the education of medical professionals, but these learning tools have not always been so… clinical. Behold, the “Anatomical Venus,” idealized female forms first popularized in 18th century Europe, intended for the education of both medical students and a curious public (men and women were most often segregated for viewings). The figures were usu

    From the “Anatomie des Vanités” exhibit at the Erasmus House in Brussels, Belgium. “Venus,” medical mannequin.

    Anatomical painting probably used for teaching purposes (Iran, second half of the 19th century).

    turn of the century european mannequins

    medical illustration, 1926

    An 18th century hand-illustrated page from an Ottoman Turk dental book showing a molar infected with toothworms. As early as Babylonian times and lasting well into the eighteenth century, it was thought that a toothache was caused by worms. (The theory was disproved by Jacob Christian Schaffer in 1757.) These worms were depicted in art as dwelling with the demons of Hell and feeding upon the sinners. In a cavity on one side of the bisected tooth, Lucifer watches as two worms devour and entrap...

    "Anatomical Venus," 1782. La Specola, Florence.

    ‘Madonna Ouvrante’ with Holy Trinity Inside, French c. 1400

    Sexisme - Politique sexuelle de la viande : femme consommable en morceaux dans la pornographie et la prostitution / animaux -viande consommables eux aussi en morceaux.

    dapper anatomy - bailliere's popular manikin

    layered medical illustration

    Exquisite Bodies: or the Curious and Grotesque History of the Anatomical Model

    medical illustration

    "Motherhood", Ivory amatomical mannequin, 17th Century

    Chinese medical Print

    store mannequins, 1920s

    Vintage Japanese medical doll.

    Queen of Hearts ~♥~

    Antique Child Mannequin Bust

    Don't tell me mermaids don't exist if 95% of the ocean is undiscovered yet