Dwight-Emerton Sagittal Skull Model

Dublin Core

Title

Dwight-Emerton Sagittal Skull Model

Subject

Emerton, J. H. (James Henry), 1847-1930
Dwight, Thomas, 1843-1911
Models, Anatomic
Osteology
Skull
Educational Techniques
Academic Training

Abstract

Large papier mache and plaster model of a human skull mounted on a cast iron frame. Skull is cut sagittally to display interior. Mandible is hung separately on a metal arm. The frame is mounted on four casters.

Creator

Emerton, J. H. (James Henry), 1847-1930
Dwight, Thomas, 1843-1911

Date Created

1892

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Warren Anatomical Museum (21246)

Is Referenced By

Dwight, Thomas, "Methods of Teaching Anatomy at Harvard Medical School, Especially Corrosion Preparations," Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, 74 (May 4, 1891), 475-477.
"Skull Walking," Harvard Magazine, 116 (March-April 2014), 64.

Format

image

Medium

models (representations)

Type

physical object

Identifier

WAM 21246

Provenance

Between 1890 and 1895 sculptor J. H. Emerton produced dozens of large osteological models for Harvard Medical School Parkman Professor of Anatomy Thomas Dwight, Jr. The sagittal skull model was built by Emerton in 1892. It was used continuously in the anatomical and osteoogical classroom at Harvard Medical School throughout the 20th century. In 2013 it was donated to the Warren Anatomical Museum by the Medical School's Program in Medical Education (the academic successor of the Department of Anatomy).

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/21246_v1.jpg

Citation

Emerton, J. H. (James Henry), 1847-1930 and Dwight, Thomas, 1843-1911, “Dwight-Emerton Sagittal Skull Model,” OnView, accessed June 14, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13137.