The Brain Museum, Lima
A remote street in Lima, Peru houses the largest collection of brain specimens in Latin America.
[The] collection contains over 3,000 examples of damaged brains and fetuses, displaying abnormalities caused by an array of neurological diseases, psychiatric disorders, and substance abuse damage.
The purpose of the museum is to educate neurology students about a vast array of pathologies, but it is also open to the public.
The modestly-sized museum is packed with morbid examples of stroke, Alzheimer’s, tumors and trichinosis, but the star of the show is the Creutzfeld-Jacob disease specimen, commonly known as the human strain of mad cow disease.