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Anatomical figures with detachable parts. Colour lithographs by American Manikin Co., ca. 1890.

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About this work


A flat anatomical figure made of wood, on both sides of which have been laid down colour lithographs on paper representing (recto) anterior view of veins, bones and muscles and (verso) muscles, nerves, spinal column and tendons. Attached to the figure by metal hooks are numbered detachable paper lithographs laid down on metal representing different organs. The whole is contained in a flat box which opens outwards from the middle, and the insides of which are covered with lithographs representing named areas or regions of the body


Peoria, Illinois : American Manikin Co., [1890?]

Physical description

Several prints : lithograph, printed in colours ; wooden manikin 108 x 46 x 1.5 cm, in box 112 x 51.8 x 6.5 cm; interiors of box 106 x 47 (left wall) and 107.5 x 47.5 (right wall)


Smith's new outline map of the human system. Anatomical regions no. 1[-2].


No. 31 brain (outside). No. 30 brain (inside). Spleen/duodenum. Stomach recto "Cancer of stomach" and verso "Moderate drinker". Stomach recto "Healthy stomach" and verso "After death by delirium tremens". Sartorius muscle. Flexor muscles of arm and wrist. Upper arm triceps extensor muscles. Upper arm biceps muscle. External oblique. Sternum/trunk

References note

Michael Sappol, Dream anatomy, Bethesda Md. 2006, p. 140

Lettering note

Lid of box bears printed sheet (printed in red): Directions for the care of Smith's American manikin. Read carefully. ... This cabinet can be fastened to the wall with four large screws enclosed. Attach in an upright position -- so that the door will open to the right. When the cabinet is opened, the manikin can be removed, exhibiting the regional charts for convenient use in teaching a class. The American Manikin Co. ... 303 Fifth Avenue ["303 Fifth Avenue" stamped on item catalogued, not printed]


Wellcome Library no. 2133374i


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