Articulated human arm (mammal: skeleton)

A Picture of Health: Exeter's Medical History

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This human arm was donated to the museum in 1866. The way the bones are wired together suggests that it might have been used by a medical student to learn anatomy. Specimens using human skeletal material were common in the past, but today the use of human remains for research and teaching is strictly regulated by the 2004 Human Tissue Act.

This object is not on display.

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