The body and the skeleton

This skeleton, made of ivory, and the accompanying burnt-wood model of the human body, were given to the University in 1591 by surgeon John Banister. They were used in teaching at a time when there were very few bodies available to teach medical students anatomy by dissection.

To view a digital 3D model of the wooden figure, click here.

England?, not later than 1591
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