Thursday, May 9, 2013

Brain Scan Courtesy of Sgt. Pepper

It may look like this patient is about to get her head laundered, but in truth she is being placed in the EMI Brain Scanner. According to Making the Modern World, this was the first medical device capable of providing detailed pictures of the brain. This is one of many historic, medical-related photos in The Story of the Community Medical Center Collection. As an interesting aside, the British company EMI is better known for releasing Beatle records. According to Making the Modern World, profits from Beatle recordings enabled EMI to invest in side ventures like this.