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Title
Model of human eye, France, 1870
Model of human eye, 1870, by Dr. Auzoux, French.
Work Type
Anatomy & Pathology
Date
1870
Location
France
Material
complete; glass; metal (unknown); paint; paper (fibre product); plaster
Measurements
overall: 230 mm x 170 mm x 280 mm, 1.37kg
Description
Model of human eye, 1870, by Dr. Auzoux, French; The top plaster layer represents the sclera; at the front of the eye this becomes the cornea. The second layer, made from glass, shows the iris, pupil and surrounding area. The glass bulb represents the lens. The vitreous humour is behind the lens. The optic nerve is shown at the back of the model. ; It was made by the factory of French physician Louis Thomas Jerome Auzoux (1797-1880), and was probably used to demonstrate the anatomy of the eye to medical students. Seeing body parts on a larger scale, rather than life size, makes the structure easier to understand. There are small numbers placed on different parts of the eye, suggesting that there was once a key to help in learning the names and shapes of the various parts.; Model of human eye, 1870, by Dr.; Model of human eye, 1870, by Dr.
Subject
eye
ID Number
co77088
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
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large_A600027__0003_.jpg
SSID
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