Model of a male black baby at 22-23 weeks development, England, 1998

Made:
1998 in England
maker:
Freeborns
From left too right: 1999-769, Model of female white baby at 22 to 23 weeks development, by Freeborns, 1998.. 1999-771,

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From left too right: 1999-769, Model of female white baby at 22 to 23 weeks development, by Freeborns, 1998.. 1999-771,
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Model of male black baby at 22 to 23 weeks development, by Freeborns, 1998.

Made for a Science Museum exhibition on baby care units, this 300 mm high model represents the appearance and size of premature babies that can now be kept alive in specialised hospital units – the medical profession state that the minimum number of weeks in the womb before a baby can be expected to survive is 23. Research published in 2006 suggested controversially that babies born at or before 22 weeks should not be resuscitated and those born at 23 weeks should be revived. The model was made by Freeborns, a British model maker and sculptor. It is shown here with two other examples (1999-769 and 1999-770).

Details

Category:
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Materials:
paint and polyurethane resin
Measurements:
group of 3 babies on display: 6.2992 x 11.811 x 24.0157 in.; 160 x 300 x 610 mm
Identifier:
1999-771
type:
premature baby
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Freeborns