A new historical exhibit on brain localization of function is on display from June 11 to September 14 on the seventh floor of the Bernard Becker Medical Library. The exhibit titled, “Brain Localization: images and ideas through 500 years,” is based on Clark and Dewhurst’s An illustrated history of brain function (1972) and its collection of images, and it exposes the evolution of ideas about brain function.
This special exhibit will demonstrate how the brain was depicted in books over the past 500 years, and includes spectacular centuries-old illustrated books from the Renaissance to the computer age. Drawing on Becker Library’s own magnificent rare book collections, this exhibit will also feature several noteworthy books on loan from Washington University Libraries. The exhibit is free and open to the public weekdays from 8am to 6pm.