Wax moulage, ulcerative sporotrichosis

Jules Baretta (b.1834, d.1923)
Circa 1907
This early 20th century wax moulage depicts the symptoms of sporotrichosis, a fungal disease that can affect the skin. This moulage was created by Jules Baretta, one of the most significant and prolific moulage manufacturers of the era. During the 19th and early 20th century Baretta produced over 2000 wax moulages while working in the Saint-Louis Hospital in Paris. At this time, a wax cast was one of the only ways to accurately document in three dimensions the external symptoms of disease. This specimen is part of a collection of moulages mostly made by Melbourne dermatologist Dr. Herman Lawrence from Melbourne’s St. Vincent’s Hospital and donated by Lawrence to the University in 1919-20. It is probable that Lawrence obtained this moulage during a visit to Saint-Louis Hospital in 1907.
See full details

Object detail

Circa 1907
Production place
Accession number
original/labels ▫ Sporotrichose gommeuse et Ulcereuse
signatures ▫ J Baretta Gr Prix
Object type
Named Collection


My shortlist

Explore other objects by colour

Do you know something about this object?

Be the first to comment on this object record.

Google reCaptchaThis site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.