parts, encephalogram, set of

parts, encephalogram, set of

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Parts of the original apparatus that Leonard Carmichael (1898-1973), an American psychologist, and his Canadian colleague, Herbert Henri Jasper (1906-1999), used in the 1930s for recording human electroencephalograms. Dr. Carmichael would later become the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and donate this apparatus to the Museum.
Ref: Leonard L. Carmichael and H. H. Jasper, “Electrical Potentials from the Intact Human Brain,” Science 81 (1935): 51-53.
Carl Pfaffman, “Leonard L. Carmichael,” Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences (1980).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Parts, Encephalogram, Set of
Other Terms
Parts, Encephalogram, Set of; Diagnostic Medicine
Measurements
overall - box: 2 3/4 in x 3 in x 3 in; 6.985 cm x 7.62 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
MG.M-09444
catalog number
M-09444
accession number
227074
Credit Line
Dr. Leonard Carmichael
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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