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ITEM Identifier: WAM001, 21877

Emerton, J. H. (James Henry), 1847-1930. Enlarged papier mache model of the base and face of the skull, fixed on an iron pipe mount, created by James H. Emerton under the direction of Thomas Dwight for the Harvard Medical School Department of Anatomy, 1891-1892

Content Description

Large papier mache model on iron mount. The model was created by James H. Emerton under the direction of Thomas Dwight between 1891 and 1892. It was used to teach anatomy and osteology at Harvard Medical School from its creation until 2017.


  • Creation: 1891-1892


Language of Materials

Object labels, inscriptions, etc. are primarily in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Warren Anatomical Museum objects are available for research access. Access is premised on the availability of space and staff to facilitate use. Contact Public Services for the Warren Anatomical Museum for more information.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Program for Medical Education into the Warren Anatomical Museum (Acc. #2018-068-W).

Repository Details

Part of the Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine) Repository

The Center for the History of Medicine in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine is one of the world's leading resources for the study of the history of health and medicine. Our mission is to enable the history of medicine and public health to inform healthcare, the health sciences, and the societies in which they are embedded.

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