H. Richard Tyler Collection, 1920-1970. WAM 21549-21550.

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H. Richard Tyler Collection, 1920-1970. WAM 21549-21550.


Tyler, H. Richard (Herman Richard), 1927-2016


H. R. (Richard) Tyler (born 1927), A.B., Syracuse University, New York; B.S., M.D., 1951, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, was Chief of Neurology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, later the Brigham and Women's Hosptial, Boston, from 1956 to 1988. Tyler was Emeritas staff at Children's Hospital Medical Center and consulting staff for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts.

This collection contains laboratory and clinical artifacts owned and used by Brigham and Women's Hospital neurologist H. Richard Tyler. The B-Scanner was used throughout the 1960s through the 1980s to detect clots and defects in the eye until the widespread use of CT scans and MRIs. The Curry-Paxton Perimeter, which was used to locate visual field defects, was still used until shortly before the time of donation in 2014. Both objects were used in Tyler's lab and then carried over into his private practice.


The objects in this collection were donated to the Warren Anatomical Museum by Dr. H. Richard Tyler on July 16, 2014.

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