Throwback Thursday: Under the microscope

On Thursdays past, we’ve shown you the labs and how slides were used in the classroom. This week we take a look at the equipment.

Image courtesy Baylor College of Medicine Archives.
Image courtesy Baylor College of Medicine Archives.

A time before we could hook a computer monitor up to a microscope to enlarge an image, we travel back to 1958 in this Aesculapian yearbook photo, courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine’s Archives. It was a time when doctors, trainees and researchers at Baylor University College of Medicine would squint to examine a slide under a microscope.

A far cry from today’s technology that can turn your cell phone camera into a microscope.

The microscope isn’t a complete relic, today, the equipment at Baylor just has a different look.

-By Audrey M. Marks

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