Designing Bodies: Models of anatomy from 1945 to now
24th November 2015–20th February 2016
Practice makes perfect; and in a highly specialised and high-risk endeavour such as surgery, finding ways to practice is difficult. For centuries anatomists and surgeons have therefore used three-dimensional models of body parts in training, and have been especially imaginative in recent years.
This exhibition explores the design of striking anatomical models – of the brain, heart, lungs and limbs – held at the Royal College of Surgeons including corrosion casts, orthopaedic models, and neurosurgical training devices.