Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux

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Louis Thomas Jerome Auzoux

Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux (7 April 1797 – 7 March 1880) was a French anatomist and naturalist.


Louis Auzoux obtained a medical degree in 1818 and was appointed to the surgical department of the Hotel-Dieu with Guillaume Dupuytren. In 1820 he visited the papier-mâché workshop of Francois Ameline and later (1827) set up a workshop making very accurate human and veterinary anatomical models in his Normandy birthplace Saint-Aubin-d'Écrosville.This traded as Maison Auzoux. Auzoux also made large scale zoological and botanical models for educational use. The models were called "anatomy clastique" (Greek klastos - broken in pieces), because they could be taken apart to show the full structure. The company also traded in other natural history material.


  • Grob, B.W.J., 'The anatomical models of Louis Auzoux', in 'A descriptive catalogue', Colophon, Museum Boerhaave Communication 305, Leiden, Germany, 2004
  • Bart Grob, Elizabet Nijhoff Asser and E. Manú Giaccone, 2008 Papieren anatomie : de wonderschone papier-machémodellen van dokter Auzoux Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 2008.

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Fabric, Plaster, Rubber and PlasticAnatomical Models: Praiseworthy Precursors of Plastinated Specimens J Int Soc Plastination Vol 15, No 1: 30-35, 2000

  • [2] Guillaume Charles Ruiz, 2010 Modeles en Papier Mache du Docteur Auzoux aa Musee de L' Ecole Nationale Veterinaire d ’Alfort.These.
  • [3] Examples of Auzoux models from Phisick