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Cast of a horse’s cerebral arteries

Leonardo da Vinci invented this technique in order to be able to study anatomical structures, such as arteries, outside of the human body.
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Tomb stele of Hetepe and Iki

This tomb stele comes from Abydos. This was one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Egypt.
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Wax model of a woman’s face with leprosy

His collection, that was also exhibited at fairgrounds and circuses, was intended to inform visitors about ‘risky sexual or social practices’.
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Model: age estimation of a horse

French doctor Louis Auzoux manufactured anatomical models of animals, humans and plants.
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Red–figure kylix with athlete scene

This red-figure drinking vessel portrays young athletes with a strigil (a scraper for removing sweat and dirt from the body)
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Long-spine porcupinefish

Porcupinefish can make themselves swell up by sucking in water. That makes them more difficult to grab and swallow.
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‘Screw-barrel’ microscope

The very first microscopes were actually closer to a type of fancy magnifying glasses. They only had one lens and were only able to magnify an object to a few d...
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Eyetracker

Can somebody else identify a dancer’s mood merely by looking at their dance moves?
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Lavoisier-Laplace calorimeter

By measuring how much ice melted, Lavoisier was able to calculate how many calories the guinea pig was burning.
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Obstetrical forceps

Jan Palfijn (1650-1730) was a famous surgeon and obstetrician. His name is inextricably linked to the forceps he invented.
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