Model of a human brain, France, 1801-1850
The model shows a sectioned human brain made from papier mâché. The parts can be removed to show the internal structure of the brain. Each is labelled with a number and some of the parts have the name of the section printed in French. This model was used as an aid to teach anatomy.
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