Anatomy is a branch of biology that is the consideration of the structure of living things. It is a general term that includes human anatomy, animal anatomy (zootomy) and plant anatomy (phytotomy)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Émile Deyrolle (1830s-1890s)

The wax model is by the French naturalist Emile Deyrolle who sold collections of specimens for the amateur naturalist and a wide range of teaching models for primary and secondary education. He founded his shop in 1831 and moved to its current location on the Rue du Bac in Paris, the former home of Louis XIVs banker, in 1881. The shop is now owned by Le Prince Jardinier, and does a brisk trade in mounted butterflies, beetles, and other insects. It also offers taxidermy services, and for a few hundred euros you can have your dead dog or cat stuffed. The Zoology Museum has some excellent wax models of insects and other invertebrates.

More over at the university of Aberdeen in there fantastic emuseum

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