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Dickinson-Belskie "Birth Prelude" model, 1939-1950

Item Information

Title:
Dickinson-Belskie "Birth Prelude" model, 1939-1950
Description:
"Birth Prelude" plaster model, circular, with embryos and fetuses of different ages to show the developments during pregnancy. Model is ivory in color and has one hook on rear side.
Creator:
Dickinson, Robert Latou, 1861-1950
Creator:
Belskie, Abram, 1907-1988
Date:
1939–1950
Format:
Objects/Artifacts
Genre:
models (representations)
Location:
Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Collection (local):
Dickinson-Belskie Collection
Warren Anatomical Museum (WAM 20572)
Series:
Dickinson-Belskie Collection
Subjects:
Dickinson-Belskie Collection
Dickinson, Robert Latou, 1861-1950
Belskie, Abram, 1907-1988
Models
Plaster
Fetus
Pregnancy
Parturition
Embryonic Structures
Extent:
1 Model
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all the materials in the collection. For use information, contact the Warren Anatomical Museum Curator at chm@hms.harvard.edu
Contact host institution for more information.
Notes:
In 1939 Robert Latou Dickinson and artist Abram Belskie collaborated at the New York Academy of Medicine to create a sixteen model series of the birth of a child for display at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. 20572 is either the original birth series 20 or a reproduction made shortly thereafter. In 1945, Dickinson transferred his reproductive anatomy model collection to the Cleveland Health Museum. In 2007 the Health Museum was absorbed into the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and at that time transferred the Dickinson-Belskie collection to the Warren Anatomical Museum.
Identifier:
WAM 20572