Philips’ Popular Manikin: Public Anatomy and Gender Stereotypes around 1900

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Around 1800, the audience for anatomical knowledge was small and fairly elite. After the Anatomy Act of 1832 had put an end to the murders committed to procure bodies for dissection, the public image of anatomy became significantly less dreadful. In the following decades, popularizers, exhibitors, and publishers found ever more innovative ways to bring anatomy to a broader public.
Original languageEnglish
TypeScientific blog
Media of outputWeb
Place of PublicationShells and Pebbles: Interesting Finds on the Shores of the History of Science
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2013

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