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Mortimer Abramowitz Gallery of Photomicrography

Mortimer Abramowitz, a renowned microscopist and photomicrographer, received the New York Microscopical Society (NYMS) Ernst Abbe Memorial Award in 2002. Prior to becoming a consultant with Olympus America, microscopy was a hobby for Mr. Abramowitz. For many years, he held various positions in the New York City public schools as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and acting superintendent. Between 1968 and 1982, he served as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and then Superintendent in Great Neck, New York.

Mort, as he was affectionately known by his friends, was simultaneously an active member of the New York Microscopical Society, becoming a Fellow in 1970. Microscopy eventually became his career when he joined Olympus in 1982. During his 25 years with Olympus, Mort penned numerous articles and books on microscopy and received several awards, both for his contributions to the field and for his stunning photomicrographs, some of which are shown below. Mort passed away in 2007 at age 90, but his images and books continue to teach thousands of aspiring microscopists across the globe.

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    Acetanilide Crystallites

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    Ague Tree

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    Amphibian Lung

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    Arteriole Stained

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    Augite Section

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    Augite in Basalt

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    Blowfly Mouth Parts

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    Bolting Cloth

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    Neuron Culture

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    Butternut Tree Section

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    Cast Iron Grain

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    Cat Cryptococcus

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    Computer Chip

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    Daphnia Egg Case

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    DDT Pesticide

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    Digestive Tissue Cells

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    Dogfish Scales

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    Dogwood Section

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    Ductile Cast Iron

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    Ephedrine Sulfate

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    Epidermis

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    Feline Spinal Cord

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    Fern Stalk Section

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    Fern Stalk Longitudinal

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    Ferrosilicon Alloy

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    Fetal Mouse Tissue

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    Fibroblast Nuclei

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    Foraminifera Plankton

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    Granophyre Section

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    Graphite Particles

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    Gray Cast Iron

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    Hair Shaft Section

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    Hippuric Acid

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    Human Bone

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    Human Intestine

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    Skin Capillaries

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    Insect Antennae

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    Jellyfish Mantle Edge

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    Kidney Stained Tissue

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    Leaf Scale

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    Leaf Stomates Cells

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    Lung Tissue

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    Lung Tissue with Movat

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    Carbon Steel

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    Mouse Fibroblast

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    Mouse Fibroblast

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    Mouse Fibroblast

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    Oxalic Acid

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    Plant Stem

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    Potassium Chlorate

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    Redwood Tree

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    Resorcinol Crystallites

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    Sea Urchin Spine

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    Skin Sebaceous Gland

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    Skin Hair Follicle

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    Skin Hair Shaft

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    Sponge Spicule

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    Striated Muscle

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    Sycamore Tree

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    Thyroid Gland

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    Titanium Oxide

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    Tongue Stained

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    Urea Crystallites

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    Vitamin B-6

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    Vitamin C

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    Water Flea

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    Water Lily Leaf

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    Western Larch

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    Whelk Palate

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    Wood Section

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