In 1785, Emperor Josef II ordered life-size, anatomical wax models of the human frame for his army surgeons because he was concerned that they should improve their medical knowledge. Anatomical studies on human bodies were not so usual then. Practical knowledge about the make up of the body under the skin was not really developed. As well as the wax models, one can see medical instruments, photos and some texts (read all about dissection of the eyeball); a little bit bizarre perhaps, but nevertheless very interesting. This collection is housed in a building designed by Isidore Canevale around 1780.
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Arts & Museums
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