Anatomical model, human head and torso

Made by Marcus Sommer, SOMSO-Werkstätten in Germany, Europe, 1970-1980.

This is a three-dimensional model illustrating anatomical detail of the human head and torso, which was used for educational purposes. It typifies mid- to late-century scientific education for secondary and tertiary students.

During the early to mid-twentieth century, interest in anatomy and the human body increased significantly in western society. The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences gave human anatomy lessons to school groups throughout the 1970s, and this model was used, in combination w...

Summary

Object No.

96/183/1

Physical Description

Life-size plastic anatomical model of human torso and head; the head is sagittally sectioned to reveal brain and interior of nose and mouth; the thorax and abdomen with removable organs, comprising:

Torso with head, sectioned
Section through right lung and sternum
Section through left lung and sternum
Heart, sectioned into two parts showing chambers
Liver
Large intestine, segment
Stomach
Small intestine
Large intestine
Kidney, sectioned.

Marks

The model is marked on base with moulded image of a man's torso surrounded by a rising sun, and surmounted by the letters "SOMSO"

Dimensions

Height

850 mm

Width

370 mm

Depth

170 mm

Production

Notes

The model was made by Marcus Sommer, SOMSO-Werkstätten, Coburg, Bavaria, or Sonneberg, Thuringia, Germany, probably between 1970 and 1980.

Made

Marcus Sommer, SOMSO-Werkstätten 1970-1980

History

Notes

Used as educational aid for classes on human anatomy conducted at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences during the 1970s.

Used

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Source

Credit Line

Ex Museum stock, 1996

Acquisition Date

13 May 1996

Cite this Object

Harvard

Anatomical model, human head and torso 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 February 2018, <https://ma.as/150163>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/150163 |title=Anatomical model, human head and torso |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=21 February 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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