Human embryo model, 1913-1956

Dublin Core

Title

Human embryo model, 1913-1956

Subject

Models
Wax
Pregnancy
Embryonic Structures
Embryo research
Heard, Osborne Overton, 1890-1983

Abstract

Brown and grey wax stacked-plate model of human embryo at four weeks post fertilization mounted on metal three-pronged base. Model is made up of several horizontal layers of stacked, hardened wax to create three-dimensional representation of embryo. Embryo is affixed to metal rod that connects to tripod base, dark brown in color.

Creator

Heard, Osborne Overton, 1890-1983

Date Created

1913-1956

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Warren Anatomical Museum: 21562

Format

model

Extent

1 embryo model

Medium

Models (representations)

Type

physical object

Identifier

Warren Anatomical Museum Catalog Number: 21562

Provenance

This embryo model was created by Osborne Overton Heard (1890-1983) between 1913 and 1956. Heard was an embryological model maker for the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Department of Embryology, where he created hundreds of models based on images and microscopic views of human embryos. In 2014 the Program for Medical Education at Harvard Medical School transferred this and another embryo model to the Warren Anatomical Museum.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Embryo Model

Physical Dimensions

17.5 W x 26 D x 41 H cm

Files

21562_v4.JPG

Citation

Heard, Osborne Overton, 1890-1983, “Human embryo model, 1913-1956,” OnView, accessed July 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13714.