Where on campus is Juno—and exactly who is she? Find out now

Photo of Juno by Susan Griffith.

Earlier this week, we introduced you to Juno, who can be found—as many of you correctly guessed—at the Dittrick Museum of Medical History.

Juno, “the transparent woman,” was designed in 1926 by Franz Tschakert of the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden. Her clear, plastic skin reveals the underlying skeleton, blood vessels, organs, nerves and lymphatic system. Accent lighting and audio recordings help museum visitors better understand the body.

This version of Juno arrived in Cleveland in 1952 and served as a backup for the regular model on display in the Cleveland Health Education Museum. In 2007, when the museum merged with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, this Juno was put into storage; another Juno model welcomes visitors at the natural history museum.

Juno came to the Case Western Reserve University campus in May 2011, where she greets guests at the Dittrick Museum, located on the third floor of the Allen Memorial Medical Library.