Featured book for November


George C. Gordon Library

The beautiful brain : the drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

This book, purchased with the support of the Frank and Wilma Berth Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, is one of the 150 books in the Library’s current display of books on the theme "Visualizing across the Disciplines."  Santiago Ramón y Cajal, considered to be the founder of modern neuroscience, won a Nobel Prize in 1906 for his discoveries of the anatomy of the brain and nervous system.  This exhibition book beautifully reproduces many of his detailed drawings; the original drawings are now on display at the MIT Museum. https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/exhibition/beautiful-brain We encourage the WPI community to check out this book from the library and visit the exhibit at MIT.