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Papier-Mâché Man
1895

"Instrumental to the student whose repugnance to the dissecting room is difficult to overcome."
So claimed Dr. Louis Auzoux about papier-mâché anatomical models like this one, which he began making in his Paris workshop in the 1820s. Cadavers were often difficult to obtain, and the lack of refrigeration meant that bodies decayed rapidly. Auzoux devised an elegant solution. Inspired by papier-mâché dolls, boxes, and other household items then popular in Europe, he made the world's first successful papier-mâché anatomical models, which he presented to the Paris Academy of Medicine in 1822. Auzoux's company is still making anatomical models today.

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Louis Auzoux (1797-1880)
Dr. Auzoux presented his first model in 1824.
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Learn more!
· Louis Thomas Jerome Auzoux
· "The Visible Human Project," from the National Institutes of Health
· "Artificial Anatomy"--NMAH Virtual Exhibition

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