Throwback Thursday: Seeing double

Did you know that both red blood cells and taste buds were discovered using microscopes? The all-important device continues to be a mainstay in the world of medicine. This is evident when you take a look at these two photos that were taken over 30 years apart at Baylor College of Medicine.

On the left, we have a photo of a Baylor student gleefully using a microscope along with some of his colleagues in 1966. On the right, we have two students who were also putting their microscope skills to use, circa 1990-91. If you look closely, you’ll notice a possible UPB – unidentified photo bomber.

What are some of the similarities or differences you see? Share your observations in the comment section below.

Photos are from the Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives.

By Nicole Blanton

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