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Audio slideshow: Anatomical entertainment
Intricate wax models of humans - and their internal organs - helped educate medical students during the 19th Century. But they also offered the general public an unusual afternoon's entertainment.
As the Wellcome Collection in central London tells the curious and grotesque story of the anatomical model - take a tour with curator Kate Forde.
Warning: Contains some graphic images.
Some photographs courtesy Wellcome Library. Music courtesy KPM Music.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 29 July 2009.