Mysterious and Intricate 17th-Century Anatomical Manikins - Atlas Obscura
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Mysterious and Intricate 17th-Century Anatomical Manikins

The New York Academy of Medicine maintains a collection of extremely rare ivory anatomical manikins from the 17th century. Male physicians of the era likely collected them as status symbols. The manikins are designed with removable parts and layers, from the abdominal wall to the inner organs and even fetuses.  

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