An anatomical model of a dissected head, from the Nicolas-Augier-Roux’s collection of anatomical plaster casts

An anatomical model of a dissected head, from the Nicolas-Augier-Roux’s collection of anatomical plaster casts

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Categories: Medicine, Other Medical Antiques

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An exceptional anatomical model of a dissected head, from the Nicolas-Augier-Roux’s collection of anatomical plaster casts (1919-1939).

“The anatomical plaster casts of Nicolas-Augier-Roux constitute the last important collection of artificial anatomical models. They were created, under the direction of Professor A. Nicolas, in the Laboratory of Anatomy of the Faculty of Medicine of Paris, between 1919 and 1939. Dr. MA. Augier performed the dissections on young subjects, mostly executed criminals. A plaster matrix was made for each anatomical layer. The plaster casts were moulded and painted from nature in oils by P. Roux. The first catalogue, published in 1923, described 19 casts, in total 52 models were made. This collection had a great success within the educational establishement”

This model, dated 1920, belong to the very first serie. In perfect condition, handpainted plaster on a wooden pedestal and – of course – lifesize.

The full exciting history of this collection – in French – can be downloaded here:
http://www.biusante.parisdescartes.fr/sfhm/hsm/HSMx1991x025x002/HSMx1991x025x002x0133.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1eig_N1eGuvAWXvGFPCVinNuI4cqelR9YQjpqA3b8T6nUfiKSg6bXbXo4

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