57. Manikin and Skeleton


The Manikin and the Skeleton, pictured here, were used extensively in the courses of Princeton professor John Stillwell “Bones” Schanck ’1840, who taught chemistry, zoology, anatomy, physiology, hygiene and natural history between 1857 and 1892.  After graduation, Schanck had earned a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1843, then returned to Princeton to practice his trade.  In 1847, he became the curator of the College’s natural history museum, which led to a lifelong career at his alma mater.  Schanck was considered an excellent teacher with great talent for constructing various apparatus to demonstrate and illustrate his lessons.