Wax plaque showing a dissected female figure

1801-1830 in Vienna

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Female figure, deep dissection to show alimentary canal and arterial supply to lower regions

This deep dissection of the female body shows the alimentary canal – the path taken by food through the mouth, oesophagus (food pipe), stomach, down through the intestines to the anus. It also includes the arteries that supply the lower part of the body. This may have been to show the digestive system of the mother and used to explain how it relates to the placenta in the uterus.

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Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Object Number:
A600051 Pt4
overall (including gold painted frame): 231 mm x 152 mm x 30 mm,

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