About the Einstein Brain Atlas App
The NMHMC Harvey Collection of Einstein's Brain: Neuroscientists, researchers, educators and the general public now have access to Albert Einstein’s brain via this new iPad app that will allow its users to examine the Nobel Prize-winning physicist’s neuroanatomy as if they were sitting in front of a microscope.
About the Harvey Collection
Dr. Thomas Harvey was the pathologist who performed the autopsy on Albert Einstein at Princeton Hospital on April 18, 1955. Dr. Harvey removed the brain for study, segmented the brain into approximately 170 parts, roughly grouped by the various lobes and brainstem, and then sectioned those parts into hundreds of microscope sections. These sections were mounted on microscope slides and stained to highlight both cellular structure and nerve conductive tissue. Harvey’s estate donated the collection to the National Museum of Health and Medicine in 2010. In the spring of 2012, the National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago (NMHMChicago) obtained private funding support to begin digitizing this collection. This app makes available to the public the portion of the collection that has been digitized to-date. Subsequent releases of this app will add additional materials as their digitization can be completed.
All profits from the sale of the app will be used to support the Department of Defense’s National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, as well as the NMHMChicago.
Simultaneous with the release of this application, uncompressed versions of all of the Harvey Collection slide images that have been digitized in this project will be made available for free download via this site
The National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago is the first of what is planned to be a series of 501(c)3 public charity institutions around the country to act as satellites to the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland. For more information on NMHMChicago, visit NMHMChicago.org
The National Museum of Health and Medicine, a Department of Defense museum established in 1862 as the Army Medical Museum, inspires interest in and promotes the understanding of medicine—past, present, and future—with a special emphasis on tri-service American military medicine. NMHM is located at 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD, 20910. For more information visit NMHM online at www.medicalmuseum.mil
The VScope system upon which this app is based is a part of the AnatLab family of biomedical information applications developed by Eolas Technologies Incorporated, located in Tyler, TX, and adapted for use by the NMHMChicago in conjunction with a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between Eolas Technologies Inc. and the National Museum of Health and Medicine. Eolas has donated all profits from the sale of these AnatLab applications to support the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, as well as the NMHMChicago.
This app and the related information system is Copyright (c) 2012 The National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago, All Rights Reserved. Part or all of the AnatLab System may be covered by the following U.S. Patents: 5,838,906, 6,616,701, 7,362,323, 7,599,985, 7,792,862, 8,082,293 and 8,086,662. AnatLab™ is Copyright © 2009-2012 Eolas Technologies Inc., All Rights Reserved. AnatLab™ is a trademark of Eolas Technologies Inc.
The use of the following products is gratefully acknowledged