Human Developmental Anatomy Center

The Human Developmental Anatomy Center (HDAC), part of the Research Collections division of the National Museum of Health & Medicine, acquires and maintains collections pertaining to general developmental anatomy and neuroanatomy.

Collections such as the ones housed at the Human Developmental Anatomy Center provide researchers a central location from which to obtain data about normal development for both human and common research species. HDAC maintains and archives the largest collection of human and comparative developmental material in the United States, in such a way as to make them most useful for research activities, yet preserve them for future generations of researchers. Access to the HDAC collections is available to any researcher or student. Those requesting access to the collections can email NOTE: NEW ADDRESS