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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
996003126
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype; the model shows a woman with Turner's syndrome; the model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with metal wires in the arms, legs and neck for support; the model shows a naked girl standing up on a round base with her legs together straight and her…
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Accession Number
996003126
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Somatotypes -- genetics -- models
Turner's Syndrome -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype; the model shows a woman with Turner's syndrome; the
model is made of oil-painted beeswax with talc, built up with metal wires in the arms, legs and
neck for support; the model shows a naked girl standing up on a round base with her legs together
straight and her arms at her sides, but going forward at the elbows; the model has no body hair
and immature 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: grey
oil paints: red; brown; white; blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-G2-Box 4
Dimension Notes
Length: 34.8 cm. x Width: 11.8 cm. x Depth: 10.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The model was extremely dirty and dusty; the model was poorly handled and stored and as a result
is broken; the base has a crumbly corroded-looking material on it; there is a section missing from
the ankle at the left side back; the arm on the right side is broken at the waist and most of the
hand is held on by the internal wires; two fingers and some of the wax on the forearm is missing;
the arm on the left side is broken between the wrist and elbow and is missing; the neck is broken
and the head held on by internal wires; the surface of the model has several scuff marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Model condition identified by Dr. Reid; model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow
in an oral interview (transcribed); CD #8
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview; the model shows characteristics of Turner's syndrome, such as a wide carrying angle in the arms, webbing in the neck, and short stature; patients with this abnormality are usually under five feet tall; a female patient with this XO chromosomal abnormality would have no ovaries or breasts
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wax model, somatotype

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact411
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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wax model, somatotype showing a woman with Turner's 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
996003135
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a woman with Turner's Syndrome; the model is made of oilpainted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs, body and arms for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight and together; her ankles are togethe…
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Accession Number
996003135
Author
Marjorie Winslow
Collection
Dr. Robertson / Marjorie Winslow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Somatotypes -- genetics -- models
Turner's Syndrome -- models
Models, Anatomic
MM= Teaching Materials -- models
Description
Wax model (moulage) of a somatotype of a woman with Turner's Syndrome; the model is made of oilpainted beeswax with talc, built up with wires in the legs, body and arms for support; the model shows a naked woman standing up on a round base with her legs straight and together; her ankles are together, but her feet are apart; the woman's arms are held straight and away from her body, palms turned forward; the woman has a webbed neck; the model shows no secondary female sex characteristics (pubic hair or developed 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
wire: grey
oil paints: red; brown; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-H1-Box 13
Dimension Notes
Length: 33.8 cm. x Width: 14.9 cm. x Depth: 10.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
The model had a break across the PL upper arm; an accretion on the PR shoulder blade consisted of mould, iron corrosion products and possibly fibreglass which appeared as fragments; the presence of mould was confirmed by its examination under UV light where the patch fluoresced orange, lime green and violet; as well, microscopic analysis of a sample was undertaken where spores were seen; yellow coloured mould also appeared on the back of the head; hairline fractures were evident on the appendages; #2: damaged in transit to Agnes Etherington, May 2001; three hairline fractures, one at each arm near the armpit, and one on the model's left upper thigh.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Model subject identified by Dr. J.A. Low; model-making techniques described by Marjorie Winslow in an oral interview (transcribed); "Anatomy and Physiology" by Gary A. Thibodeau and Kevin T. Patton (2nd ed., 1993), pp. 848, 850-851
Research Facts
See transcribed oral interview; Turner's Syndrome is a condition caused by monosomy of the X chromosome (XO); it is characterized by immaturity of sex organs (causing sterility), webbed neck, dwarfism or short stature, cardiovascular defects, and learning disorders
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit; "Medical Art throughout the Ages: Moulages," Kingston Museum of Health Care, Sept. 2007; "Picturing the Body: Medical Arts as Teaching Tools," Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa, Sept. 17, 2010.
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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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