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wax model, somatotype showing human hermaphroditism

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Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003130
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a standing human hermaphrodite figure; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up possibly with internal wires for support; the model shows a naked figure standing up on a round base with its legs straight and together and its arms straight a…
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Accession Number
996003130
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Somatotypes -- genetics -- models
Hermaphroditism -- models
Gynecology -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a standing human hermaphrodite figure; the model is made of
oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up possibly with internal wires for support; the model shows
a naked figure standing up on a round base with its legs straight and together and its arms straight
and held against the sides; the figure has a slightly swayed back and has body hair on the entire
body as well as on its lip; the breasts are undeveloped; the hair is in a molded and painted braid
which runs down the back; 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
hair: brown
oil paints: red; brown; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-H1-Box 12
Dimension Notes
Length: 39.0 cm. x Width: 10.0 cm. x Depth: 10.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The model is extremely dirty and dusty; the right side leg is cracked just above the knee; the left
side leg is cracked at the buttock; the surface shows minor scuff marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
Model subject identified by Dr. J.A. Low; model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow
in an oral interview (transcribed); photographed on May 20, 1998 and on Nov. 2, 2000--see attached photograph; CD #8
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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wax model, somatotype showing Stein-Leventhal syndrome

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Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003124
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype; the model shows a woman with Stein-Leventhal syndrome; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with heavy metal wires in the arms and legs for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight -- feet …
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Accession Number
996003124
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Somatotypes -- genetics -- models
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome -- models
Gynecology -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype; the model shows a woman with Stein-Leventhal syndrome; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with heavy metal wires in the arms and legs for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight -- feet slightly apart and knees together; the woman is holding her arms straight and away from her body with her palms turned forward; the model shows no body hair and has undeveloped breasts; 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
metal: dark grey
oil paints: red; brown; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-H1-Box 11
Dimension Notes
Length: 43.1 cm. x Width: 17.1 cm. x Depth: 12.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The model was extremely dirty and dusty; the model was poorly handled and stored and as a result is cracked and broken in several areas; there is a severe crack across both upper arms, just below the armpit; both upper thighs are also cracked; the right side back of the model's knee shows cracking in the wax as does the outer left side foot; both of the model's hands have been damaged; the hand on the left side is missing the thumb; the hand on the right side has been broken off and the thumb and one finger are missing; the surface of the model has several deep and minor scuff marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Model subject identified by Dr. J.A. Low; model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow in an oral interview (transcribed)
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview; Stein-Leventhal syndrome is a hyperthyroid condition which causes infertility and disturbed menstrual function in women
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