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Thomas Dwight, Instructor in Topographical Anatomy and Histology, made these sections of a three-year-old child for use in his lectures at the Medical School in 1880-1881 and were some of the first frozen sections in use in this country. The plates…

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With dissections by Henry Gray, lecturer on anatomy, and H. V. Carter, demonstrator of anatomy at Saint George's Hospital, London, Gray's Anatomy quickly became a standard text for medical students. It first appeared in the U.S. in 1859 and became…

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Richard M. Hodges held the position of Demonstrator of Anatomy under Oliver Wendell Holmes from 1853 to 1861. He published this manual on human dissection for the student in 1858, then revised it thoroughly and reprinted it, as here, in 1867. This…

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James Arthur Emmerton (HMS 1858) of Salem used this diary every Sunday to record his experiences a student at Harvard Medical School from 1855 through 1857. He then returned to it to document life in the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers during the…

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Microscope slide of a human nerve, teased out and fixed in osmic acid. Nerve image is magnified twenty times

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Microscope slide of a cross section of a human incisor

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Microscope slide of the small intestine of a lizard. Small intestine composed of a thick section of tissue encased in clear resin. Tissue image is magnified four times.

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Microscope slide of the muscle sarcolemma of a frog, stained and mounted by Oliver Wendell Holmes. Tissue is magnified four times.

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Microscope slide exhibiting a transverse section of human muscle tissue, stained and mounted by Oliver Wendell Holmes. Tissue is magnified ten times.

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Microscope slide of human sweat glands stained and mounted by Oliver Wendell Holmes. Tissue is magnified ten times.
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