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Ear, nose and throat plaster casts, Sutton, England, 1890

This selection of casts illustrate a number of ears, noses and throats affected by various malformations and the growth of cysts. This set was owned by Charles Woade, an ear, nose and throat specialist and surgeon who practised in Harley Street. These may have been used to explain conditions to patients or as teaching aids. The casts were taken from males and females aged from three months to 55 years of age.

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Glossary: cast

Use for sculptural works or reproductions made by casting. In industrial and building trade contexts, prefer "castings."

Glossary: pathology

The branch of medicine concerned with disease, especially its structure and effects on the body.

Glossary: anatomy

A branch of medical science concerned with the structure of living organisms.