Biological Laboratory 3rd Floor - Room 59.


Biological Laboratory 3rd Floor - Room 59.
This image depicts students working in the biological laboratory taken during the winter of the 1892-93 school year. The Normal had 66 microscopes in total (36 compounds and 30 dissecting), many of which can be seen being used by students in the photograph. To prepare microscopic specimens for use in the dissecting microscopes, the lab was stocked with a single microtome, a precision cutting instrument that produces extremely thin slices of various biological materials. The Normal had a Thoma and Minot brand microtome (invented in 1886), that was the most advanced microtome available on the market in the late 19th century.
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Michigan State Normal School, Ypsilanti, MI