Human beings are a curious lot and throughout history there have been some extraordinary ways that we have sought to inform future generations of our discoveries. But in order to get an accurate idea of how the body works, you have to have access to detailed teaching models. Here at 3B Scientific we’ve been fascinated to find out more of the precursors to our high quality, detailed anatomical models.
Initially, medical education was gained via the dissection of cadavers. But, as you can imagine, getting hold of enough dead bodies by legitimate means could be a little tricky and often models were made from wood, ivory and wax.