model, anatomical, scalp with eczema pustulosum

model, anatomical, scalp with eczema pustulosum

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Description
This wax model depicts eczema pustulosum of scalp.
The model was made by Joseph Towne (1808-1879), who worked for over fifty years as a modeler at Guys Hospital in London. At the hospital, Towne worked with some of the leading English physicians and surgeons of the day, notably Thomas Addison, and John Hilton. Wax models depicting various skin diseases and other medical conditions were used for teaching medical students.
This model was originally part of the Pathological Museum at the University of Pennsylvania. The collection was the largest of its kind in the United States. The Pennsylvania Collection was begun by George B. Wood (1797-1879) a Professor of Medicine at the University. Wood purchased the models in London and transported them to Philadelphia.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
model, anatomical, scalp with eczema pustulosum
date made
ca 1830s
maker
Towne, Joseph
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Measurements
overall: 13 in x 8 3/8 in; 33.02 cm x 21.2725 cm
ID Number
1986.0177.04
accession number
1986.0177
catalog number
1986.0177.04
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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