Read out X-ray view in the museum Michelangelo and Conrad Röntgen would be thrilled. Because the German Hygiene Museum shows a series of glass figures - from the cell to the whole body - and thus fulfills the postulate of artists and scientists: to make the human anatomy visible. The world's first "glass person" was produced in 1927 by the model maker Franz Tschackert and presented to the public three years later - on the occasion of the II International Hygiene Exhibition in Dresden. The transparent surface of such plastic figures originally consisted of the slightly yellowing plastic Cellon, which was replaced by acrylic glass in the fifties. The organs were made of plastic, the skeleton of aluminum poured. A 0.2 mm thin wire formed nerve tracts and blood vessels.

German Hygiene Museum Dresden
Lingnerplatz 1
01069 Dresden

Admission: EUR 4, -

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