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Image of the Week: Italian anatomical waxwork


This week's image comes from the Italian anatomical waxworks set on the Stanford Medicine Flickr photo stream. The sculpture itself was created by Clemente Susini sometime between 1757 and 1814. Click over for more information about the history of the waxworks.

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