Vintage Auzoux Paris real human articulated hip medical model
This is a fascinating and unusual item. A vintage medical model prepared by the Auzoux company in Paris. The company of Auzoux was established in 1827 by Louis Auzoux as a manufacturer and supplier of high quality anatomical models.
This example was part of a collection that came from a medical college. It is still in excellent condition as can be seen from the photos. The model is a half pelvis with the femoral head articulating with the acetabulum. The ligaments and tendons have been re-created to show the articulation.
The whole structure has been mounted on a black wooden base. The Auzoux label is also present and there is also a faint Auzoux stamp on the femur. The bone has a slight gloss finish and appears to have had a coat of varnish or similar although this may have been original to prevent the bone from crumbling.
An unusual item and in great condition.