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A cross-section of a human brain
7 1/8 x 5 3/8 ins
Cornell University Library
Burt Green Wilder Collection
Curatorial comment from "Dawn's Early Light: The First 50 Years of American Photography", October 20, 2011 - May 4, 2012, Hirshland Exhibition Gallery in Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University
Photography gave science a new way to record specimens. Burt Green Wilder (1841-1925) was a comparative anatomist and professor at Cornell University from 1867 to 1910. This platinum print shows a cross-section of a human brain, one of over 600 specimens in Wilder's collection, to which his own brain was added after his death.