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Skeleton of a boy sitting on the 'D' of 'Dream', from Francesco Bertinatti, Elementi di anatomia fisiologica applicata alle belle arti figurative (Turin, 1837-39).  Artist: Mecco Leone. Lithograph
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Anatomical manikin and diagnostic doll from France, Germany and Italy, ca. 1500-1700. Carved ivory. Courtesy of the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama, Birmingham.

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Anatomical manikin 2

France, Germany and Italy, ca. 1500-1700. Carved ivory

Image Courtesy of the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

These manikins, between 6 to 7 inches in length, were made from solid pieces of ivory. The arms were carved separately and are moveable. The thoracic and abdominal walls can be removed, revealing the viscera. In some manikins the internal organs are carved in the original block and are not removable, while they are formed into separate pieces that can be removed.



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