modelling wax

Anna Morandi Manzolini (1714-1774) was an internationally renowned anatomist, lecturer at the University of Bologna, in a time when access to education and the academic world was very limited for women. She started lecturing as a substitute for her ill husband, but soon became a teacher in her own right, and was invited to many royal courts for her extensive knowledge and talent.

She was particularly skilled in creating detailed, accurate anatomical models out of wax, being the first person to ever reproduce minute details such as blood vessels and nerves using this method. Her work became the prototype for countless models used in the teaching of anatomy.

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