shrewd matter of fact


Above, a 19th century papier-mâché anatomical model of the eye by Dr Louis Theroux.

"He referred to his models as  ’anatomy clastique’  because they could be dissembled into their constituent parts to reveal the underlying anatomy… Sadly the fragile nature of plaster of Paris means that relatively few of his models have survived the ravages of time."


International Museum of Surgical Science || Chicago, Illinois