Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wet Specimen Collections in New York City?


Does anyone out there know of any collections of human anatomical wet specimens (as seen above, in the Museum Boerhaave in Leiden) in New York City or nearby?

If so, please contact me at morbidanatomy@gmail.com. All leads appreciated. Thank you!

Image: Bernardus Siegfried Albinus Case in anatomy hall of Museum Boerhaave in Leiden, the Netherlands. All preparations by Albinus, Circa 1730. Caption reads: embryo in membranes, injected with red wax; child arm, holding the eye's vascular tissue; spinal column of human foetus. More images from the Museum Boerhaave can be seen here.

4 comments:

The Shitty Astrologer said...

Wow...those preserved parts date back to 1730?!

Joei Reed said...

I believe the Walter Reed Army Hospital in DC has a collection of some sort.

Jana Miller said...

Perhaps contact the reporter of this article and/or the people init:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/30/garden/30prewar.html

They seem to have this kind of interest and possible info. Particularly, Ryan Matthew that owns Against Nature:

http://againstnaturenyc.com

KSK said...

I actually know of somewhere near me that you may be interested in - give me a bit to ingest some coffee, then I'll drop you a line. :)