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Emory mosaic tells the history of medicine

Emory students should visit the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building during business hours to get a glimpse at our campus’ massive mosaic depicting the history of medicine.  Stretching 66 feet long and three stories tall, the mosaic uses approximately 2.5 million small tiles to document more than 30 historical events and key medical figures.  The mosaic was commissioned in part by John Skandalakis (1920-2009), directer of the Centers for Surgical Anatomy and Technique, and brought to life by Sirio Tonelli in 1996.

For more information about the mural, watch the following video available through the Emory University YouTube Channel: