The Brain of Charles Babbage (1909)

Plates from a “Description of the Brain of Mr. Charles Babbage, F.R.S” published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (1909). Credited with inventing the first mechanical computer that eventually led to more complex designs, Charles Babbage is considered to be the “father of the computer”.

See the description of the brain here in our Texts collection.

Housed at: Internet Archive | From: The Royal Society
Underlying Work: PD Worldwide | Digital Copy: No Additional Rights
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