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Wax plaque showing a dissected female figure, Europe, 1801-1830

Only the top layer of skin, muscle and bone has been removed in this dissection. It shows the lungs, heart, stomach, liver and the intestines.

Object number:

A600051 Pt6

 

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Glossary: anatomy

A branch of medical science concerned with the structure of living organisms.

Glossary: plaque

An ornamental tablet of metal, porcelain etc that depicts a person, scene or inscription. Often fixed to a building in commemoration of a person or notable historical occurence.

Glossary: dissection

The cutting apart and separation of body tissues for the purposes of critical examination. Dissection of corpses is often carried out for the study of anatomy.