Professional Medical Teaching Display of Human Heart c.1970



This is a realistically detailed plastic model of a human heart from the 1970s. It opens when assembled so you can explore it from the inside. It includes a stand and features the superior and inferior venae cavae, right and left atria, tricuspid valve, right and left ventricles, pulmonary artery, mitral valve, aortic valve and aorta. The piece has retained its original finish and is in excellent condition with appropriate patina for its age. 

  • CREATOR Unknown
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1970-1980.
  • CONDITION Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • DIMENSIONS H 7 in. x Dia 4.75 in.


The study of anatomy began at least as early as 1600BC in Egypt. The earliest examinations were sacrificial victims, a far cry from the sophisticated analyses of the body performed by modern scientists today.

Medical educators rely on 3D models to depict anatomical structures in a more efficient format than the cadaver; to move away from the clutter, discomfort, and complexity of a cadaveric dissection; and to clarify characteristics or functions of an anatomical structure that are not readily apparent in situ.

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