An orthopedic cast, body cast, plaster cast, or surgical cast, is a shell, frequently made from ... Plaster of Paris is calcined gypsum (roasted gypsum), ground to a fine ... 1 History. 1.1 Introduction of plaster casts. 2 Limitations of plaster casts ...
1. History. The name Plaster of Paris (POP) had its origins from the fact that it was extensively mined from Montmartre in Paris district.
Jun 29, 2009 ... Variations on plaster of Paris have been used for millenia in construction, medicine and art. It is used a finish on walls and ceilings and also for ...
Since antiquity, plaster has been used to replicate art works, in particular ... were several precursors of the later Académie des Beaux-Arts founded in Paris in the ...
limb, after the bones are put in their places, in a case of plaster-of-Paris (or gypsum) which takes exactly the form of the limb, without any pressure, and in a few ...
Dec 16, 2007 ... It wasn't used on a large scale until 1700s, when it was required to be used in all construction in Paris and hence, the name.
Jul 19, 2012 ... Plaster casts, constructed from gypsum plaster (plaster of Paris), would be used by hospitals in the early 1800's, but its first use was not very ...
plaster of paris: quick-setting gypsum plaster consisting of a fine white powder ( calcium sulfate hemihydrate), which hardens when ... See Article History.
Historical evidence shows primitive man plastered mud over a framework of sticks and ... made powdery by heat action) just like the present day plaster of Paris.