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The Wistar Institute is poised on the brink of infinite possibilities.
Scientific knowledge is exploding as never before. The revolutionary findings of the Human Genome Project have afforded us an unprecedented understanding of the role of genetics in human health.
But public funding for research is not keeping pace at this historic crossroads. More than ever, private philanthropy is essential to Wistar’s future.
The Building Wistar, Changing the World Campaign offers you the opportunity to accelerate the discovery of new treatments, preventions, and even cures for some of the greatest threats to our health. Join us today in realizing Wistar’s vision for a healthier world, as profoundly transformed in the next century as it has been during our 120-year history.
The microscope in the image belonged to William E. Horner, M.D., a collaborator with Caspar Wistar, M.D., in the early 1800s.
Dr. Horner, a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, was a pioneer of the use of microscopes in anatomical and medical research. He authored Special Anatomy and Histology, a seminal text on the subject.