UNDER YOUR SKIN
What also catches the eye is that there are no numbers on the numbercards, but the courts have been indexed.......in English(?!).
(courts of Waist and Limbs)
The position of these indices however is also a bit odd. We're sure that most people will say that they can't play with this deck, except for the left-handed ones. Apparently the designer knew more about bones than cards.
(numbercards 7-2 of Waist)
(numbercards 7-2 of Limbs)
In conclusion we can say that these 2 strange decks were originally not published for a greater audience than the medicine students involved and they both were functional within this limited group. We can imagine that regularly playing a game with these cards will no doubt help students memorize the depicted body parts and structures in a playful way. We don't know if the Italian students have often used this study aid, made by their professor. But their Czech colleagues invented a game with a functional goal by themselves and must have used the cards frequently during their stay in college.
The next pages will show a deck that was made for a much
larger public and deals with all the different muscles under our skin.
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