Get physical with Amanda Smith on ABC Radio National's The Body Sphere. It's a program about the human form and the way we use it as we create and compete, care and abuse, display and hide. Published every Sunday.
September 23rd, 2012
Episode 1 of 99 episodes
Anatomical models beautifully crafted in wax were made from the 17th century. Later models were made from papier mache and plaster. They render parts of the human body in all its complexity. They were used as teaching aides in medical schools, but they are also strange and wonderful works of art.