Progressive 1770s Catholic Church Commissioned Anatomical Wax Models to Educate Public On Their Bodies

Science, religion, and the intimate knowledge of human bodies has historically not quite been comfortably aligned. Yet from 1771 through the latter 1800s[1], the Catholic Church, in a collaborative effort with Prince Leopold II[2] and anatomist Felice Fontana[3], commissioned scientists and artists to work together to create over 1400 pieces of wax anatomical models[4] of: … More Progressive 1770s Catholic Church Commissioned Anatomical Wax Models to Educate Public On Their Bodies