Teacher’s Talk: Anatomy and Physiology (Moosnick Museum)

The Monroe Moosnick Medical and Science Museum was our destination for Thursday’s field trip. Located on the campus of Transylvania University, the museum holds a collection of nineteenth century scientific artifacts that were used to instruct medical students of the day as well as biologists, chemists, and physicists. On our tour, we learned that many of the artifacts at the museum were purchased in London and Paris between 1820 and 1850, and the library at Transylvania still has many of the original receipts from the purchases.

After visiting the museum, students were given a tour of many of the facilities on campus, including a lab, a lecture hall, and a residence hall room, and had the opportunity to ask an Admissions Counselor questions.  Before returning to campus, we stopped at the mall, so the students had an opportunity to grab a snack or dinner before the ride home. A few pictures from our visit are posted below.

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