thestuartkings: Two wooden anatomical figures 17th century A pair of models with removable chest and abdomen covers. Some religious restrictions on dissection were lifted in the 15th century, which led to the wider study of anatomy, using models like these as extra teaching aids. Both figures show the heart and lungs. One shows a pregnant female with a baby in the uterus, and the other the kidney and intestines in a male.
Anatomical model of new born baby. Wax models were a popular medium for anatomical models because wax can be easily moulded and great detail shown. This is a particularly dramatic model with vivid colours to make it easier to differentiate organs and tissue. The chambers of the heart are hinged to allow the internal details to be shown. Models like this one were a key feature of medical teaching.
Plastination is a technique or process used in anatomy to preserve bodies or body parts, first developed by Gunther von Hagens in 1977. Water and fat are replaced by certain plastics, yielding specimens that can be touched, do not smell or decay, and even retain most properties of the original sample. If you love medical and anatomy do not miss this Body Worlds exhibit when it comes to your area.
Nicolas Henri Jacob (1782-1871) fournit de nombreux dessins anatomiques, son travail le plus célèbre dans ce domaine étant les 700 planches lithographiées exécutées pour l’ouvrage monumental de Bourgery: Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme, 1831–1854.