Incan Mural Unveiled
The Smithsonian unveils a large mural showing an Inca surgeon cutting open the skull of a living patient in the ancient city of Machu Pichu, high in the Peruvian Andes. The 7 by 12 foot mural, painted by Alton S. Tobey of New York, is put in the new Hall of Physical Anthropology, located in the National Museum of Natural History.
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 1, "The Torch," March, 1966.
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
February 28, 1966