Photos of forgotten brains in a mental hospital


In the basement of the University of Texas Mental Hospital, photographer Adam Voorhes stumbled upon hundreds of strange brains in formaldehyde that had been abandoned for decades.

Voorhes and journalist Alex Hannaford photographed and researched the specimens, resulting in a fascinating new book titled Malformed: Forgotten Brains of the Texas State Mental Hospital. You can see more of the images in this Washington Post photo essay.