Highlights From the Warren Anatomical Museum

The collections inside this museum hold intriguing objects that tell the story of 19th century American medicine

An 1868 surgery kit, part of Harvard's Warren Anatomical Museum. (Warren Anatomical Museum)

Glass microscope slide, prepared by Holmes, 1888 (10x magnification)

Glass microscope slide, prepared by Holmes, 1888. 10x magnification
(Warren Anatomical Museum)

After studying in Paris and London, Holmes introduced the teaching of microscopy to the Harvard Medical School. Some of the microscopes he brought from Europe are in the collection, as are glass slides like the one above that shows the sweat glands of human skin.


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