The NMHMC Harvey Collection of Einstein's brain : Neuroscientists, researchers, educators and the general public now have access to Albert Einstein`s ...
The NMHMC Harvey Collection of Einstein's brain : Neuroscientists, researchers, educators and the general public now have access to Albert Einsteinâ€™s brain via this new iPad app that will allow its users to examine the Nobel Prize-winning physicistâ€™s neuroanatomy as if they were sitting in front of a microscope. Dr. Thomas Harvey was the pathologist who performed the autopsy on Albert Einstein at Princeton Hospital on April 18, 1955. Â Dr. Harvey removed the brain for study, Â segmented the brain into approximately 170 parts, roughly grouped by the various lobes and brainstem, and then sectioned those parts into hundreds of microscope sections. Â These sections were mounted on microscope slides and stained to highlight both cellular structure and nerve conductive tissue. Â Harveyâ€™s estate donated the collection to the National Museum of Health and Medicine in 2010. Â In the spring of 2012, the National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago (NMHMChicago) obtained private funding support to begin digitizing this collection. Â This app makes available to the public the portion of the collection that has been digitized to-date. Â Subsequent releases of this app will add additional materials as their digitization can be completed. Â All profits from the sale of this app will be used to support the Department of Defenseâ€™s National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, as well as the National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago, a 501(c)3 public charity institution. Web site: http://nmhmchicago.net/einstein
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Educational | iPhone, iPad