Museo delle cere anatomiche “Luigi Cattaneo”



MUSEO DELLE CERE ANATOMICHE

“Luigi Cattaneo”


Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna


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The Museum’s collection of normal and pathological wax anatomical models and preserved specimens provides a clear understanding of the developments in medical knowledge that took place during the 18th and 19th centuries. By the 19th century, the workings of the human body had been thoroughly investigated and interest was especially directed to abnormalities and disease.The wax models and dried anatomical preparations of the Luigi Cattaneo collection are an historical follow on from the 18th century collection of normal human anatomy to be found in the Palazzo Poggi museums. They show the advances made by medical knowledge between the 18th and 19th centuries in Bologna, the citysynonymous with medical studies… (continue reading)




Wax model by Clemente Michelangelo Susini

Wax model by Clemente Michelangelo Susini




Wax model by Giuseppe Astorri

Wax model by Giuseppe Astorri




Wax model by Cesare Bettini

Wax model by Cesare Bettini



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