Antique partial real human medical skeleton, Adam Rouilly.

£800.00

The Adam Rouilly company started supplying skeletons and skulls to the medical profession in the 1920's and continued until the mid 1970’s since when they now just supply synthetic anatomical models.

Judging by the thread that was used to articulate the bones of the hand and foot and the brass catches on the skull, this example is probably from the early 20th century. It is in the original box, complete with stamp on the front and the remains of the label on the underside of the lid (see photos).

Within the box is a half human skeleton including the spine, ribs, sternum, clavicle, scapula, half pelvis, femur, patella, tibia, fibula, bones of the foot, humerus, radius, ulna, and bones of the hand. Overall the condition of the skeletal parts is very good. The hand bones are still tied with the original thread although this had perished on the foot which has been re-strung. There are also only 17 vertebrae remaining so 7 have gone missing over the years.

The skull is missing most of the teeth as can be seen in the photos. The cranium is removable and the jaw is articulated on springs. The lid of the box is no longer attached to the body and the box is a bit tatty in places but still not bad for about 100 years old.

 

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