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wax model, somatotype

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Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003131
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a woman with congenital adrenal hyperplasia; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs and body for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight and together and her arms st…
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Accession Number
996003131
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Somatotypes -- genetics -- models
Adrenal Hyperplasia, Congenital -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a woman with congenital adrenal hyperplasia; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs and body for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight and together and her arms straight and held at her sides; the woman has a large lower abdomen and buttocks as well as normal breasts; body hair is visible from her navel to the pubis as well as on her face; the model is painted to depict true colour.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Models made by Marjorie Winslow; they were commissioned by Dr. Robertson, who also helped with anatomical details.
Maker
Marjorie Winslow
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Date Remarks
The somatotypes were made by Marjorie Winslow in 1946 in Montreal
Material
beeswax with talc: cream
wire: grey
oil paints: red; brown; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-H1-Box 12
Dimension Notes
Length: 42.1 cm. x Width: 11.3 cm. x Depth: 8.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The model is extremely dirty and dusty; the model was poorly handled and stored and as a result is broken and cracked; the model has been broken at the lower legs; the feet and ankles remain, but there are missing sections in the lower legs; both knees show cracks; the hand on the right side has a large chip which has broken off, but is not missing; the arm of the left side shows cracks between the elbow and the wrist; there is a large crack at the neck; there is some white substance on the left side of the head; the whole surface of the model shows several scuff marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Model subject identified by Dr. Reid (best guess); model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow
in an oral interview (transcribed); photographed on May 27, 1998
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview; the presence of facial hair and being somewhat overweight can be symptoms of congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
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Plate LIV, Acanthosis Nigricans [medical illustration]

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Dates
1889
1899
circa 1889-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
1981.6.42
Description
Colour lithograph--Acanthosis nigricans.
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Accession Number
1981.6.42
Author
Robert W. Taylor
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Acanthosis Nigricans -- pictorial works
Description
Colour lithograph--Acanthosis nigricans.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; Dr. Gary Sibbald, Toronto General Hospital.
Maker
George S. Harris & Sons
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1889
1899
circa 1889-1899
Date Remarks
Date of The Clinical Atlas of Veneral and Skin Diseases and succeeding atlases
Material
paper: cream
Inscriptions
"Fig. 1 Acanthosis nigricans"; "Fig. 2 Acanthosis nigricans"; "Fig. 3 To show distribution of pigmentation (front)"; "Fig. 4 To show distribution of pigmentation (back)";
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-2 Box B
Dimension Notes
Length 55.3 cm x Width 41.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Extremely brittle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
The Clinical Atlas of Venereal and Skin Diseases by Robert W. Taylor;
Prev. # 81.6.42
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