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ITEM Identifier: WAM001, 21894

Hedley-Whyte, E. Tessa. Dissection kit owned and used by E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte, 1956-2010, 1956-1980

Content Description

Kit is a tied roll of canvas with inside pocket-inserts holding a variety picks, scissors, and tweezers, before 1959.


  • 1956-2010
  • 1956-1980


Language of Materials

Object labels, inscriptions, etc. are primarily in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Warren Anatomical Museum objects are available for research access. Access is premised on the availability of space and staff to facilitate use. Contact Public Services for the Warren Anatomical Museum for more information.


1 objects

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The kit was given to E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte when she was a senior in high school to dissect rodents. Hedley-Whyte kept the kit and used in again in medical school. E. Tessa Hedley White papers, H MS c320 donated to the Harvard Medical Library by Hedley-White on April 21, 2016 and May 26, 2016 (Acc. #2016-168). Dissection kit was separated from the papers and transferred to the Warren Anatomical Museum.

Repository Details

Part of the Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine) Repository

The Center for the History of Medicine in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine is one of the world's leading resources for the study of the history of health and medicine. Our mission is to enable the history of medicine and public health to inform healthcare, the health sciences, and the societies in which they are embedded.

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