UB’s Museum of Neuroanatomy is among the unique
collections that will be open to the public on Oct. 24 on the South
UB will open to the public some of its most unique collections,
including what’s believed to be the nation’s only
museum dedicated exclusively to the human brain.
Collections of such items as medical books from the Middle Ages,
Colonial-era dentures, tonics, potions and, of course, human brains
will be on view from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the following museums and
collections on the South Campus:
- The Museum of Neuroanatomy (aka Brain Museum). Located in the
Biomedical Education Building, the collection features stunning
displays of the most complex and mysterious organ found in humans:
brains. Built in 1994, the museum is an educational tool for
everyone, from kindergartners to neurosurgery students.
- The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’
Apothecary and Historical Collections. Located in Kapoor Hall,
UB’s newly revamped $62 million gem, this collection includes
artifacts that date back to the 18th century. Highlights include
cigarettes once used to cure asthma and hair-growing tonic from
Lockport’s famous Sutherland Sisters.
- The Museum of Radiology and Medical Physics. Located in the
Health Sciences Library in Abbott Hall, this collection features
several hundred items, including a World War II-era portable X-ray
unit and original gas X-ray tubes.
- The Robert L. Brown History of the Health Sciences Collection.
Also located in Abbott Hall, this collection includes rare books
dating back to 1493 and more than 200 medical instruments from
Roman times to the late 20th century.
- The George W. Ferry Dental Museum. Located in Squire Hall, this
collection includes a replica of a dentist’s office, circa
1900, a set of ivory-carved dentures from the 17th century and
other dental artifacts. This collection will be open from 4-6
In addition, UB will host a panel discussion from 6:45-7:45 p.m.
in the Roswell Park Room in the Health Sciences Library about the
importance of the history of medicine for medical humanities,
changing trends in psychiatry and other topics. The discussion will
feature James Bono, associate professor; and Michael Rembis, and
David Herzberg, assistant professors, all from the Department of
History, College of Arts and Sciences.
Those wishing to attend the discussion are encouraged to RSVP by
contacting Linda Lohr at 829-5737 or email@example.com, or Keith
Mages at 829-5737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.