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    Physiological Mannequin

    Appraised Value:

    $1,000 - $1,500 (2012)

    Appraised on: August 6, 2011

    Appraised in: Atlanta, Georgia

    Appraised by: Julie Scott

    Category: Collectibles

    Episode Info: Junk in the Trunk 2 (#1621)

    Originally Aired: November 5, 2012

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    Form: Model
    Period / Style: 19th Century
    Value Range: $1,000 - $1,500 (2012)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:18)

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    Appraised By:

    Julie Scott
    Collectibles, Dolls, Toys & Games

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: This is a piece that I've gotten from my great-grandfather. He graduated from the Southern Medical School here in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1885. He did practice medicine; he was the only doctor in Robbinsville, North Carolina.

    APPRAISER: This is a White's physiological mannequin. The date is between 1886 and 1889, and there are fold-out parts to this so that you can show the patient or the medical student different veins in the body, you can look at the bone, you can check muscle and tissue. It shows where the bones run through the leg. This is all through the whole body on the upper body as well as the lower body. It goes into the muscles and the tendons and the ligaments. This is very detailed and wonderful work. It was done by a chromolithe process which gave very vivid and wonderful colors. It is actually a very pretty piece. It's almost like a piece of art. And at auction, I would say that this one is worth somewhere in the vicinity of $1,000 to maybe as much as $1,500. Very interesting piece.

    GUEST: Wow, I... I'm just shocked. I'm shocked.



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