1. 07:42 19th Sep 2012

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    biomedicalephemera:

    Wax anatomical models of man and woman; half-skeleton, half-living, in fashionable Regency garments.

    It’s unknown if these models were intended as a darkly comic “memento mori” sort of novelty, or a teaching aid, or both.

    The skeletons are accurate enough to have been used to teach students how the articulations line up in the living body, so even as a novelty, they may have had an educational use.

    Models located at Science Museum London, originally created ca. 1810-1830.

     
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