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Subject: Displaying medical specimens

Displaying medical specimens

From: Tara Kennedy <tara.d.kennedy<-at->
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I have come across a situation concerning the permanent display of
medical specimens: specifically organs in wet specimen jars. I know
that there are museums (like the Mutter for example) that do this,
but I was curious if there were any studies on the long-term effects
of having medical wet specimens on display, whether temporary or
permanent?

Tara D. Kennedy
Preservation Field Services Librarian
Preservation Department
Yale University
Sterling Memorial Library
130 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
203-432-4335
Fax: 203-432-9900


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