The Blumenbach skull collection in the Anatomy Center of the University Medical Center Göttingen

Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752 - 1840), as a young professor of medicine at the Medical Faculty of the University of Göttingen in the 1880s, began to concentrate his anatomical research entirely on the human skull.

Anthropological collections

The Department of Anthropology and Human Ecology (bürgerstr. 50) of the Institute of Zoology and Anthropology has extensive collections, which can be obtained for study purposes upon request from Dr. Birgit Großkopf, are accessible after registration.

Human Embryology Collection / Blechschmidt Collection

Over a period of 25 years, from 1946 to 1973, under the direction of Prof. Blechschmidt, 120 embryos from the first trimester of pregnancy as well as over 200 organs or body parts of human embryos and fetuses from all phases of pregnancy were collected as accidental finds from gynecological operations.

Collection of Medical Moulages

The collection includes nearly 80, mostly well-preserved moulages of high quality, depicting skin diseases in general as well as findings of the diseases syphilis, gonorrhea, and tuberculosis, which were widespread at the time.

Collection on the history of obstetric medicine (medical history)

The collection of around 1,200 objects relating to the history of obstetrics (instruments, models, preparations, etc.) dates from the 18th and 19th centuries. The academic teachers of obstetrics and the respective heads of the Accouchierhaus in Göttingen - including Friedrich Benjamin Osiander (1759-1822) and Eduard von Siebold (1801-1861) - built it up as a teaching and research collection.

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