A French dermatological wax model, representing the “favus”.

A French dermatological wax model, representing the “favus”.

Euro 1.800

A French dermatological wax model, representing the “favus”.

Categories: Medicine, Other Medical Antiques


Favus (Latin for “honeycomb”) or “tinea favosa” is a fungal disease usually affecting the scalp, but occurring occasionally on any part of the skin.

Wax model by “Les fils d’Emile Deyrolle – 46 Rue du Ba. 46 – Paris”, in a wooden case with glass.

It’s dated 1926 behind the box, reporting a French handwritten description: “Favus du cuir cheveau(?). Modele 1926, n. 15”. A pencil handwritten says “Refinee (?),  31 Jan 1935”

In perfect condition, dimensions of the case:  38 x 33 x 13 cm

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