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What Can We Learn from a Brain

Selected images from "What Can We Learn from a Brain" exhibit at NMHM -- Spring 2013

All photos are a courtesy of Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, Maryland

 

Posterior view of brain, with left and right occipital regions noted. Blocks 182-189 marked in red pencil; blocks 172-178 in blue; and 179-181 in green

Posterior view of brain, with labels added by Harvey. This photograph was used as a template for the annotated tracing to the right.

Photos, hand-drawn maps and glass slides show different views of the brain of Albert Einstein, on display in the new “What Can We Learn from a Brain?” exhibit at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, Maryland. The temporary exhibit is on display through May 2013

Photos, hand-drawn maps and glass slides show different views of the brain of Albert Einstein, on display in the new “What Can We Learn from a Brain?” exhibit at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, Maryland. The temporary exhibit is on display through May 2013

A virtual microscope is featured as a new interactive element of the temporary “What Can We Learn from a Brain” exhibit at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, Maryland. The virtual microscope showcases high-resolution digital scans of serially-sectioned slides from the brain of Albert Einstein. The interactive was developed as part of a collaborative agreement with NMHMChicago

The exhibit is on display through May 2013.

View of temporary "What Can We Learn from a Brain" exhibit at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, Maryland. The exhibit is on display through May 2013

A skull and brain specimen showing the visual effects of neurosyphilis are part of a temporary exhibit titled “What Can We Learn from a Brain” at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, Maryland. The exhibit is on display through May 2013.