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wax model, somatotype showing gross female obesity

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Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
996003125
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype; the model shows a woman who is grossly obese; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with heavy metal wires in the legs for support; model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight and her arms at her sides; theā€¦
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Accession Number
996003125
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Somatotypes -- models
Obesity, Morbid -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype; the model shows a woman who is grossly obese; the model is
made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with heavy metal wires in the legs for support;
model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight and her arms at her
sides; the model shows no body hair; the woman has a great deal of body fat on her thighs, abdomen,
breasts, buttocks and back; the abdomen is especially obese; 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
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-H1-Box 11
Dimension Notes
Length: 49.4 cm. x Width: 13.5 cm. x Depth: 11.9 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; the foot on the left side has broken off at the front of
the ankle and is missing; both legs are cracked below the knees; both arms are broken and missing
sections; the arm on the left side has been broken at the mid-arm with more missing at the front
than the back; the arm on the right side has been broken off above the wrist; the surface of the
model has several deep and minor scuff marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Model subject identified by Dr. J.A. Low; model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow
in an oral interview (transcribed); CD #8
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview
Images
Less detail