Formalin Storages

This collection of items is hosted in the Museo anatomico in Naples.

A lot of glass jars contain many different items, formalin-preserved (to keep the tissues from deteriorating). Most of them fetuses that, because of pathologic alterations, died prematurely. This collection is called “fetal monstrosities”.

There are also some parts of the human body, anatomical sections and organs.


  • Photos by Guglielmo Torre moc.liamg|errot.omleilgug# | (October 2010), courtesy of the Director of the Museum, Prof. Vincenzo Esposito
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