A Guide to the Denoyer-Geppert Anatomy Series Wall Charts Collection, circa 1945-1950 Denoyer-Geppert Anatomy Series Wall Charts CollectionMS-64

A Guide to the Denoyer-Geppert Anatomy Series Wall Charts Collection, circa 1945-1950

A Collection in
Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Accession Number MS-64


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Repository
Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia
Accession Number
MS-64
Title
Denoyer-Geppert Anatomy Series Wall Charts Collection, circa 1945-1950
Physical Description
7 boxes with the dimensions of 4.5 inches x 4.5 inches x 49 inches
Creator
University of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Anatomy charts may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Denoyer-Geppert Anatomy Series Wall Charts Collection, Accession #MS-64, Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

The wall charts were found by University of Virginia Anatomy Professor Melanie McCollum in the Jordan Hall Anatomy Laboratory in 2014. Dr. McCollum transferred the charts to the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library on 14 July 2014.


Biographical/Historical Information

Denoyer-Geppert International is an Illinois-based manufacturer of scientific models, charts, and simulators, which are produced primarily as teaching tools for health and science education with a focus on human anatomy, biology, and chemistry. Originally known as The Denoyer-Geppert Company, the business was founded by L. Philip Denoyer and Otto E. Geppert in 1916 and initially specialized in geographical maps and globes. The company shifted its focus to manufacturing scientific charts and models exclusively after being purchased and later resold by Rand McNally in 1985.

The artwork on the charts in this collection is by Pauline M. Lariviere (1906-1988), a French-Canadian painter and medical illustrator. Lariviere studied art in Montreal and London before studying medical illustration at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine under Max Bodel. Her work has appeared in nursing and medical textbooks, including editions of Grey’s Anatomy. Lariviere’s original images for the Denoyer-Geppert anatomical charts were likely created during the 1940s and were done in oil paint, a favorite medium of the artist and one well-suited to her bold and expressive style.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of seven educational pull-down wall charts dating from approximately 1945-1950. The charts are part of the Denoyer-Geppert Anatomy Series and are credited to editor, Otto F. Kampmeier, PhD, MD, of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and artist, P.M. Lariviere. The charts were used in the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s Anatomy Laboratory for instruction purposes. They contain color illustrations of various anatomical features and systems of the human body. The charts are made of paper and cloth and are attached to wooden dowels from which they were once hung on wall-mounted fixtures.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged according to the numbering system of the Denoyer-Geppert Anatomy Series.

Contents List

Box 1 [oversize]
KL3 Circulatory System, circa 1945-1950
1 Wall Chart Color 42.5 inches x 72 inches

Box 2 [oversize]
KL4 Schemes of Circulation (systemic, portal, capillary), circa 1945-1950
1 Wall Chart Color 42.5 inches x 72 inches

Box 3 [oversize]
KL5 The Heart (5 views), circa 1945-1950
1 Wall Chart Color 42.5 inches x 72 inches

Box 4 [oversize]
KL6 Topography of Organs, circa 1945-1950
1 Wall Chart Color 42.5 inches x 72 inches

Box 5 [oversize]
KL7 Lymphatic System, circa 1945-1950
1 Wall Chart Color 42.5 inches x 72 inches

Box 6 [oversize]
KL9 Digestive System, circa 1945-1950
1 Wall Chart Color 42.5 inches x 72 inches

Box 7 [oversize]
KL10 Urogenital System, circa 1949
1 Wall Chart Color 42.5 inches x 72 inches