Model Communities: Artificial Anatomies in Global Circulation, c.1820-1920.

Anna Maerker


This project investigates the creation of the first mass-produced anatomical models for teaching purposes, and follows the models across the globe to analyse how these artificial bodies shaped reform projects and communities from Egyptian midwives to American women’s rights campaigners.

Auzoux anatomical model factory (circa 1900). Archives départmentales de l'Eure.

Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Department of History

King's College London


London WC2R 2LS

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