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Contained in a two tiered paper box with an old label to the lid ‘Mson Tramond Pr Et Fr Des Facutés Anatome, Histoire Naturelle. Paris 9 Rue De L'Ecole De Médecine.’
Circa 1870 – 1890
Size: Box: 21cm high, 18.5cm dia. - 8¼ ins high, 7¼ ins dia.
During the 18th century disease began to be linked to changes that could be detected by examining bodies either before or after death, and as a result a thorough knowledge of anatomy became the norm. From 1750 to 1850 medical students were expected to learn how to dissect and to preserve, and it was with human body parts that they were taught anatomy. Disarticulated skulls consisting of all the bony parts of the human skull broken down and compartmentalised, enabled the student to learn about each section, and its place and function, by reforming the skull into a whole like a jigsaw puzzle.