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September 9, 2021

An 1894 Wax Model of a French Sailor With Skin Disease of the Nose, Causing Bulbous Irritation

Realistic wax models have been utilized in military medicine to study many different medical conditions. This 1894 particular model shows a French sailor who suffered from a skin disease called rhinophyma, which is a complication of acne rosacea.


(via National Museum of Health and Medicine)




1 comment:

  1. I thought these posts were supposed to bring back memories, not cause new nightmares. WTF does this have to do with anything except grossing people out?
    Count me gone!

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