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The Museum of Human Anatomy is located in the historical center of Pisa and is part of the University Museum System of the University of Pisa. In addition to numerous prepared and anatomical models divided into several sections (osteologia, angiology, splanchnology, embryology), the Museum of Human Anatomy "Filippo Civinini" preserves precious archaeological collections, including an Egyptian mummy with sarcophagus, and then mummies, funerary and pre-Columbian vessels, gathered by the physician and scholar Charles Regnoli in the second half of the nineteenth century. The museum exhibition is complemented by the Gallery of Busts, with plaster casts of ancient anatomists, and Mascagni Gallery, where the anatomical boards are exposed Paolo Mascagni (1755-1815). The visitor will come across a fascinating interweaving of study of the human body, art and history. Pisa was one of the first campuses to own a school Anatomica: The Human Anatomy teaching began by Cosimo I de 'Medici, who built an anatomy theater. At that time, the famous Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), considered the father of modern anatomy, he was called to Pisa to perform dissections. These were the basis for the birth of the Museum of Human Anatomy in Pisa. The Museum was initially set up in the early nineteenth century by Thomas Biancini, dissector and professor of anatomy. From 1834 Civinini Philip, to whom the museum is named, he continued the work of arrangement and cataloging and inaugurated it as the Anatomical Cabinet, especially in view of the First Meeting of Italian Scientists, held in Pisa in 1839. In 1841 the conserved preparations were already 1327, to today there are about 3400. During the closing for the emergency, the Museum System of the University and also the Museum of Human Anatomy have enhanced their virtual part, becoming SMArt, proposing new digital content.

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