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The hosts dive into the long history of the Anatomical Venus, a three-dimensional life-sized dissectable female wax model. They discuss its origins in the Middle Ages and the lasting influence it has had on biological theories about race. Amanda Mahoney, curator of the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum at at Case Western Reserve University, joins into to talk about the ethical considerations curators need to take into account in today’s museums. For show notes and transcripts, visit www.ladyscience.com/podcast.history-anatomical-venus-wax-anatomy.

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