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The Museum of Human Anatomy is located in the historic center of Pisa and is part of the University Museum System of Pisa. In addition to numerous preparations and anatomical models divided into various sections (osteology, angiology, splanchnology, embryology), the "Filippo Civinini" Museum of Human Anatomy preserves precious archaeological collections, including an Egyptian mummy with sarcophagus, and then mummies, funerary objects and pre-Columbian vases, collected by the doctor and scholar Carlo Regnoli in the second half of the nineteenth century. The museum exhibition is completed by the Galleria de Busti, with plaster casts of ancient anatomists, and by the Galleria Mascagni, where the anatomical tables by Paolo Mascagni (1755-1815) are exhibited. The visitor will be faced with an exciting intertwining of the study of the human body, art and history. Pisa was one of the first university cities to have an Anatomical School: the teaching of Human Anatomy began at the behest of Cosimo I dei Medici who had an Anatomical Theater built. At that time, the famous Andrea Vesalio (1514-1564), considered the father of modern anatomy, was called to Pisa to carry out dissections. These were the foundations for the birth of the Museum of Human Anatomy in Pisa. The Museum was initially set up in the early nineteenth century by Tommaso Biancini, dissector and professor of Anatomy. From 1834 Filippo Civinini, to whom the museum is named, continued the work of arranging and cataloging it and inaugurated it with the name of Anatomical Cabinet, especially in view of the First Meeting of Italian Scientists, held in Pisa in 1839. In 1841 the already preserved preparations were 1327, today there are about 3400. During the closure due to the emergency, the University Museum System and also the Museum of Human Anatomy have enhanced their virtual part, becoming SMArt, offering new digital contents.

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