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The “astounding detail” of antique anatomical wax figures

Last week, we shared the (very cool) story of how photos of antique wax figures are being used as a teaching tool here at Stanford. As writer Devika Bansal explained, between the mid-17th and mid-19th centuries, a group of artists used cadavers to create molds of anatomical features. Now, we're providing a closer look at several of the figures, courtesy of Paul Brown, DDS, a consulting associate professor of anatomy, who led the effort of photographing about 200 of the models. “The amount of detail is astounding,” Brown told Bansal -- and I'm sure you'll agree.

Previously: Using antique wax figures to learn about anatomy
Photos by Paul Brown

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