Plaster model showing internal organs displaced due to tight corseting

1901-1925 in Europe

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Group shot: (A12302) Corset, late 19th century and (A61203) Coloured plaster model of woman's trunk revealing internal
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Coloured plaster model of woman's trunk revealing internal organs displaced by constriction of waist due to tight corseting, European, 1901-1925

This (A61203) is a model of a woman's trunk revealing internal organs that have been displaced by constriction of the waist due to tight corseting. It is said to be a model of the trunk of a 40 year old and is made out of coloured plaster. The object next to it (A61204) is a model of a woman's stomach showing the effects of constriction by corseting. This is also made out of coloured plaster and is said to be a model from the same woman. Both figures are European.


Anatomy & Pathology
Object Number:
metal, plaster
overall (lying flat): 255 mm x 515 mm x 345 mm,
anatomical model
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical demonstration equipment
Steger, G.

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