Ithaca, New York: Brains in Jars - Wilder Brain Collection

Eight of 'em! In glass jars! Details such as brain weight and brief bio of donors. B. G. Wilder himself contributed, along with hanged murderer Edward H. Rulloff. Made famous by the postcard; collection once included 1,600 brains, most which went bad.

Cornell University

109 Tower Rd, Ithaca, NY
Tower Rd and East Ave. 2nd floor of Uris Hall.
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Brain collection.

Wilder Brain Collection

Cornell University, Uris Hall, second floor. Display of preserved brains with brief autobiographies.

[Elsa, 07/15/2015]

Loiter on the way to study hall.

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