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New exhibition: "New Lives for Old Specimens," May 25-November 3, 2017

May 18, 2017 - 10:52am by Andy Hickner

Prof. Crelin using a skeleton to demonstrate anatomy to students
New Lives for Old Specimens
May 25th-November 3rd, 2017
Cushing Rotunda, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Is there any use for old anatomy and pathology specimens, usually consigned to dusty basements for storage or destroyed after a number of years?   In our new exhibition “New Lives for Old Specimens,” the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library features current medical research using historical specimens from Yale’s collections.  Multiple curators drawn from inside and outside the School of Medicine, including a Yale medical student, Yale faculty, and Connecticut and international research teams, describe projects involving historical specimens.  From tumors in the Cushing brain tumor registry and fetal skulls within the Kier/Conlogue collection to 1970s dissection videos featuring the late Yale Professor of Anatomy Edmund Crelin Jr., old specimens are finding new ways into current research and medical education.
Please see the digitized dissection videos from Dr. Crelin and current videos put out by the Department of Anatomy.
Charles Cecil Duncan, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery and of Pediatrics    
Shanta Elizabeth Kapadia, MBBS, Lecturer in Surgery (Gross Anatomy)         
William B Stewart, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery (Gross Anatomy); Section Chief       
Cynthia Tsay, Yale School of Medicine student, Class of 2018
Gerald Joseph Conlogue,  MHS, RT(R)(CT)(MR), Professor Emeritus, Diagnostic Imaging Department
Co-Director, Bioanthropology Research Institute at Quinnipiac University, Curator, Kier/Conlogue Anatomic Collection