Comparative model of 'The withdrawal of the fibula from the knee'

Cyril Harry Barnett (b.1919, d.1970)
Comparative anatomy model comparing the femur, tibia and fibula from a reptile, monotreme, marsupial, and primate. The display was intended to illustrate the reduction in size of the femora-fibular facets and relative increase of the tibio-fibular facets from reptile to mammal. These facets have been marked on the bones in blue and red paint. This specimen was part of the original Anatomy Museum displays. The model is signed 'C. H. Barnett' - Cyril Barnett was a British anatomist who received a grant to work in the Melbourne University Anatomy Dept. from 1956-7 under Sir Sydney Sunderland. Barnett was described as being influenced by, and a friend of, Frederic Wood Jones. Barnett wrote papers on what we would now call biomechanics.
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original/labels ▫ The withdrawal of the fibula from the knee. Note the reduction in size od the femoro-fibular facets (blue) and the relative increase of the tibio-fibular facets (red) in passing from reptile to higher mammal. C. H. Barnett
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