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AUZOUX CLASTIC ANATOMICAL MODEL 
A CLASTIC ANATOMICAL MODEL OF THE HUMAN UTERUS AND EMBRYO AT ONE MONTH GESTATION, UNSIGNED BUT BY THE AUZOUX COMPANY IN FRANCE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY.
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AUZOUX CLASTIC ANATOMICAL MODEL 
A CLASTIC ANATOMICAL MODEL OF THE HUMAN UTERUS AND EMBRYO AT ONE MONTH GESTATION, UNSIGNED BUT BY THE AUZOUX COMPANY IN FRANCE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY.
Estimate
1,5002,500
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AUZOUX CLASTIC ANATOMICAL MODEL 
A CLASTIC ANATOMICAL MODEL OF THE HUMAN UTERUS AND EMBRYO AT ONE MONTH GESTATION, UNSIGNED BUT BY THE AUZOUX COMPANY IN FRANCE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY.
A finely detailed 7 x 3 in. polychrome hand-painted papier mâché and plaster model depicting a human uterus complete with cervix, fallopian tubes, and ovaries, opening with hinged panel to reveal a human embryo at one month gestation with umbilical cord within amniotic cavity, complete with uterine musculature and blood vessels, placental villi, chorionic cavity and chorion frondosum. Anatomical landmarks numbered with applied circular labels.  
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Catalogue Note

A beautiful life-size clastic anatomical model of the human uterus at one month gestation. Dr. Louis Thomas Jérôme Azoux began producing accurate papier mâché anatomical models while a medical student in Paris during the early 19th century. Developed in response to the frequent lack in availability of cadavers for human dissections, his models, unlike real corpses, could be "dissected" over and over again. The term "clastic" comes from the Greek "To break," and Auzoux models could be "broken" open and taken apart to reveal the finer interior anatomical structures. Auzoux was able to secure funding from the French state to found a factory to produce his anatomical, and later veterinary models, and he soon became a commercial success, with his models in high demand by universities, secondary schools, and hospitals around the globe.

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