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.
- Anatomy & Pathology
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- visual and verbal communication
- On loan from the Wellcome Trust
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