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Donald H. Enlow Digital Image Library

Dr. Donald H. Enlow, author of numerous papers and books on the growth and organization of bone, including how they relate to human facial development and dentistry, has donated one of the world’s largest bone histology collections to the Hard Tissue Research Unit, NYUCD. This collection has been, and remains still, an inspiration to fields of dentistry, bone biology, paleontology, and anthropology. 2006 marked the 50th anniversary of his initial publication in the Texas Journal of Science, which is even now a seminal reference in comparative bone biology and paleontology. To mark this occasion NYUCD has made this collection publicly accessible on the Internet, and to that end, with cooperation from Aperio Technologies and the NYUCD Department of Informatics, we have begun to digitally scan and provide here a small portion of the estimated 100,000 sections.

Visiting researchers cooperate to include in this online collection those images acquired by them of specimens reported in the 1956-1958 Texas Journal of Science publications of fossil and recent bone tissues. These images naturally vary in quality and resolution, but we invite you to peruse the “Enlow & Brown 1956-1958, Parts I-III Image Gallery” for the real potential that exists with this histology collection (Click the COMPARATIVE VERTEBRATE link below). You may contact Dr. Tim Bromage by email at for enquiries about the collection and to request imaging services for a nominal fee.

We believe that this histology collection will stimulate new research initiatives, heralding the integrative approach that defines the state of the art presently enjoyed by the health and basic sciences. We offer the images at this website at no cost, but respectfully request that you become a partner in our efforts to preserve Dr. Enlow’s legacy, to highlight its contributions, and to learn from this unique resource housed here at NYUCD. To support conservation efforts and the addition of more images to the digital image library, please consider a tax-deductible gift to NYUCD; contact the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs, 345 East 24th Street, New York, NY 10010 (Phone: +1 212 998 9824; Fax: +1 212 995 3995)

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Human Craniofacial
Comparative Vertebrate