Saturday, May 21, 2011

Museum's brain collections featured in academic journal

One has to have university access to see the article unfortunately -

Brain collections at the National Museum of Health and Medicine

  1. Archibald J. Fobbs, Jr.1,
  2. John I. Johnson2

Article first published online: 20 MAY 2011
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Volume 1225, S1 Resources and Technological Advances for Studies of Neurobehavioral Evolution pages E20–E29, May 2011

Owing in large part to the foresight and efforts of Wally Welker, the National Museum of Health and Medicine has become a major repository for collections of brain specimens vital to the study of neurobehavioral evolution. From its origins in the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, with the collection of largely pathological specimens assembled by Paul Yakovlev, the museum has added to its resources four additional extensive collections, largely consisting of specimens acquired specifically for comparative and evolutionary studies: Welker's collection from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, John I. Johnson's collection from Michigan State University, the Adolf Meyer Collection from the Johns Hopkins University, and the Elizabeth Crosby collections from the University of Michigan. We describe here the history and contents of each of these five collections, to inform the scientific field of the extent and details of these remarkable resources.

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