Model of Human Larynx

Model of Human Larynx

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This large papier mache model of a human larynx was made in the Auzoux factory in Normandy, France. It has several detachable parts, and an inked inscription that reads “... Clastique / du Dr. Auzoux / 1888.” The Smithsonian bought this in 1895, probably paying $37.50 (duty free). Trade literature noted that “each muscle and cartilage may be separately removed and its action demonstrated; also the action of the vocal chords and the mechanism of the voice.”
Ref: James W. Queen & Co. Catalogue of Anatomical Models, Charts and Osteological Preparations (Philadelphia, 1886), p. 8.
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Object Name
Model, Larynx, Anatomical
model, anatomical, larynx
Other Terms
Model, Larynx, Anatomical; Medicine
overall: 18 1/2 in x 8 in x 6 in; 46.99 cm x 20.32 cm x 15.24 cm
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National Museum of American History
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