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January 10, 1948

Molding and Casting for Moulage Workers, Sculptors, Artists, Physicians, Dentists, Criminologists, Craftsmen, Pattern Makers and Architectural Modelers

JAMA. 1948;136(2):143. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890190071028

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This is the second edition of "Molding and Casting." The present volume is larger than the first edition and its content of descriptive and illustrative matter has been considerably amplified.

The author explains the principles of technic in taking impressions and making casts. He describes fully the nature, behavior and method of manipulation of various types of materials used in these procedures. The use of plaster of paris molds, agar (hydrocolloid), gelatin, rubber and other substances is described, as are the various casting materials such as plaster of paris, wax and rubber.

While the book is of primary interest to medical artists specializing in plastic reproduction of anatomic and pathologic conditions, as well as in surgical procedures for making authentic records and for teaching purposes, it should find useful application in many other fields. Pathologists or anatomists who want to make their own preparations for use

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