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Warren Anatomical Museum

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Old-School Anatomy

A singular Boston destination, the Warren Anatomical Museum showcases a stunning collection of biological preparations, anatomical models, medical tools, and other artifacts from the early days of medical education and research at Harvard University. The museum's named after the 1847 founder of the Harvard Medical School, John Collins Warner, and many of its holdings reflect the schools' 19th-century curriculum.

There are some 15,000 items in the museum's collection, only a small--but astonishing--portion of which compose the Exhibition Gallery open to the public. The Gallery includes one of the most celebrated skulls in the world: that of Phineas Gage, who famously survived a violent head injury in 1848 and whose subsequent personality changes inspired pioneering research into the frontal lobes of the brain.

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