Leeds Mercury (28/Jan/1926) - Help for the Butcher

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Museum Exhibit to Show Where the Bones Are.

For the benefit of meat and agriculture class Students, a process of preparing domestic animals, so that the external form and the skeleton can be seen in proper relationship, has been adopted at the Tolson Memorial Museum, Ravensknowle, Huddersfield.

The process, which is known to taxidermists as the "half model" process, has never been adopted systematically in any other museum in the British Isles.

The animals have been prepared by Dr. T. W. Woodhead (head of the Biological Department of the Huddersfield Technical College) and Professor Wooldridge (of the Veterinary College, Camden Town), on the recommendation of the Yorkshire Council for Agricultural Education, the staff of the Agricultural Department of the University of Leeds, the National Farmers' Union, representatives of the Meat Trades, and Mr. J. McKenna (veterinary officer to the Huddersfield Corporation).