Human baby anatomy, Fragonard Museum

Human baby anatomy, Fragonard Museum

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Caption: Human baby anatomy. Preserved dissected cadaver of a still-born baby. The skin has been stripped to reveal muscles, blood vessels, bone and connective tissue and the body has been mounted in a dance posture. The model was created in the 18th century by French anatomist Honore Fragonard, at the Alfort National Veterinary School in Paris, France. The exact method of preservation used by Fragonard was a secret, but it is thought that cadavers were first bathed in alcohol, then injected with wax mixed with turpentine. Fragonard produced over 3000 specimens in his lifetime. Photographed at the Fragonard Museum, Paris, France.

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