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Disturbing Disorders: Cotard’s Delusion (Walking Corpse Syndrome) « The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice

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In 1880, a middle-aged woman paid a visit to the French neurologist, Jules Cotard (pictured below), complaining of an unusual predicament. She believed she had ‘no brain, no nerves, no chest, no stomach, no intestines’. Mademoiselle X, as Cotard dubbed her in his notes, told the physician she was ‘nothing more than a decomposing body’. She believed neither God nor Satan existed, and that she had no soul. As she could not die a natural death, she had ‘no need to eat’. Mademoiselle X later died …  »

histscimedtech 31 October 2014

University of Roehampton – Centre for Hearth Tax Research – After Margaret Spufford

Set on London’s most beautiful campus, the University of Roehampton offers a high-quality student experience with outstanding staff and facilities.

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Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute Annual Conference, 2015 « THE GREAT IRISH FAMINE

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“Women and the Great Hunger” conference to take place June 3-6, 2015 Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute’s  conference to be held at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut in June. The conference will examine the role of women during a period of sustained hunger or famine. The Institute is delighted to have three prominent and distinguished keynote speakers:  Jason King, PhD, of Galway University; Ciarán Reilly, PhD, of Maynooth University; and Margaret Ward, PhD, of Queen’s University, Be…  »

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Photographs of Sellafield nuclear plant prompt fears over radioactive risk | Environment | The Guardian

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Nuclear safety expert claims there is significant risk due to poor condition of storage ponds containing highly radioactive fuel rods Continue reading…

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Arkadaşlarınla ve diğer etkileyici kişiler ile iletişim kur. İlgini çeken konulardaki güncellemelerden anında haberdar ol. Ve öne çıkan olayları gelişmeleriyle birlikte, gerçek zamanlı olarak ve her yönüyle izle.

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iTunes – Podcasts – KNOW BRAINER PODCAST – Catalyze Curiosity! Hosted by Christina Ochoa by Christina Ochoa

Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes for free from KNOW BRAINER PODCAST – Catalyze Curiosity! Hosted by Christina Ochoa by Christina Ochoa on the iTunes Store.

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Archival Summer Seminar in Germany 2015

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The Washington times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, April 16, 1913, LAST AND HOME EDITION, Page 5, Image 5 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

The Washington times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, April 16, 1913, LAST AND HOME EDITION, Page 5, Image 5, brought to you by Library of Congress, Washington, DC, and the National Digital Newspaper Program.

histscimedtech 31 October 2014

Caption competition: CERN seeks help with photo archive – BBC News

The scientists have an archive of around 250,000 pictures taken between 1955 to 1985 they want to identify – and they want the public’s help.

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Guest Post: Diplomacy, Slavery, Quids, and Much More in the Latest Volume of the Papers of James Monroe « The Junto

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Guest poster Cassandra Good, Associate Editor at The Papers of James Monroe, details some of the more interesting content from the project’s most recent volume.

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There is Death in the Pot | Books, Health and History

By Johanna Goldberg, Information Services Librarian While in the stacks recently, we came across this intriguing cover.                                       How can you not open the book? The title page did not disappoint. Food adulteration was a dangerous problem…

histscimedtech 30 October 2014

You’ll thank me later | The Recipes Project

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In my previous post, I presented a comic parody of an ancient eye-remedy. That recipe, created by the comedian Aristophanes, was too horrid to be true. Yet eye-remedies were far from pleasant in the ancient world. Witness the achariston, the … Continue reading →

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Having lots of letters after your name doesn’t protect you from spouting rubbish | The Renaissance Mathematicus

The eloquently excellent Elegant Fowl (aka Pete Langman @elegantfowl) just drew my attention to a piece of high-grade seventeenth-century history of science rubbish on the website of my favourite newspaper The Guardian. In the books section a certain Ian Mortimer has an article entitled The 10 greatest changes of the past 1,000 years. I must to my shame admit that I’d never heard of Ian Mortimer and had no idea who he is. However I quick trip to Wikipedia informed that I have to do with Dr Ian …  »

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Is Ideology a Problem? | s-usih.org

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What follows is a version of the talk I gave as part of a plenary at the most recent S-USIH Conference in Indianapolis on the topic: “The Ideology Problem in Teaching and Scholarship.” I was joined on the panel by […]

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Poor Yorick Journal » Écorché

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by Andy Brown – Plaster cast crucifixion of the body of James Legg, Chelsea pensioner, hanged for murder Nov 2, 1801, by Thomas Banks (1735-1805), Image Courtesy of The Royal Academy.   I’m here to settle an artists’ debate – this seventy-three-year-old body deposed from the scaffold and hammered to a cross; cut down from the gallows and harshly flayed to put the artists’ doubtful minds at rest:   the sculptor Banks,  the painters Cosway, West. Gentlemen! Let me help you put it straight: mo…  »

histscimedtech 30 October 2014

It’s all Greek to me | Corpus Newtonicum

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Last week I had the opportunity to show some of the work the Newton Project is doing at the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) conference at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. I decided to go linguistic and focus on some of the intricacies of early modern hand and print. Here’s a short excerpt of part of that talk. As most of us are aware of, in Newton’s days Latin was the lingua franca of scholarly and scientific communication. This did not mean however that all scholarly publications…  »

histscimedtech 30 October 2014

The Washington times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, October 22, 1914, HOME EDITION, Page 8, Image 8 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

The Washington times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, October 22, 1914, HOME EDITION, Page 8, Image 8, brought to you by Library of Congress, Washington, DC, and the National Digital Newspaper Program.

histscimedtech 30 October 2014

CHoM News » December 4: James E. Strick and Kevin Hinchey on Wilhelm Reich’s Books

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The Center for the History of Medicine presents: The True Story of a Government-Ordered Book-Burning in America: Wilhelm Reich’s Books and Journals, and What Was in Them? Wilhelm Reich James E. Strick, Ph.D.:  Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Earth & Environment, and of Technology & Science, Franklin and Marshall College, and Kevin Hinchey:  Filmmaker, Associate Director of The Wilhelm Reich Museum, and Board Member of The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust   In 1956 and 1960, the US g…  »

histscimedtech 30 October 2014

Conference Programme | Failure in the Archives

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Untitled One (Detroit Book Depository), James Griffioen 8:30 – 9:15: Registration & Coffee 9:15 – 9:25: Welcome and Introductions 9:30 – 11:00: Session 1 The Politics of Failure in the Archives: A Roundtable Discussion Chair: Lisa Jardine (UCL) Heiba Lamara and Hudda Khaireh, One of My Kind Small Press (http://oomk.net/about) Cathy Collins, Endangered Archives Project, British Library (http://eap.bl.uk/database/map.a4d) 11:00 – 11:25: Coffee, Tea, and Discussion of Pitches for Group Plenary 11…  »

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The Coastal History Blog – Port Towns and Urban Cultures

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Blog 24: “Port Geography at the Crossroads” Cloistered subfields predictably produce cloistered scholarship. Cloistered scholarship is, as a rule, quite dull.  Why, then, does cloistering exercise such a fatal attraction for so many academics? A new article in the Journal of Transport Geography confronts this dilemma in an unusually honest way.  “Port Geography at the Crossroads”—co-authored by nine academics based variously in Canada, France, Belgium, the UK, the USA, and China—is an open le…  »

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Animals in the Archive | JSTOR Daily

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The forepaw of a typical eastern gray squirrel is about one half of an inch wide: rather feeble, as far as far as digging tools go. Yet every fall, squirrels become diligent movers of earth, shoveling through soggy leaves and muddy ground to deposit their winter stores of nuts. For the most part, squirrels labor without eliciting much comment from their human neighbors: they are, after all, among the most familiar inhabitants of the American urban landscape. But this wasn’t always the case. In…  »

histscimedtech 30 October 2014

AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD Studentship Scheme 2015/16 at University of Strathclyde

View details for this AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD Studentship Scheme 2015/16 job vacancy at University of Strathclyde in Scotland….

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Stipendiary And Non Stipendiary Research Fellowships at University of Cambridge

View details for this Stipendiary And Non Stipendiary Research Fellowships job vacancy at University of Cambridge in South East England. Apply now…

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London Electoral History 1700-1850 (incl. LEH database): Civic & Parliamentary elections …

London Electoral History 1700-1850 including LEH database, study of Metropolitan London’s steps towards democracy, votes cast by electors (Civic & Parliamentary elections). Incl. Middlesex, Westminster, Marylebone …

twitterstorians 30 October 2014

The Woolcomber’s World, Part IV: Births, deaths, marriages and fighting cocks | the many-headed monster

Brodie Waddell On 22 March 1697, ‘there were a great many fighting Cocks carried through Coxall on horsback in linen baggs’. So wrote Joseph Bufton in one of his eleven surviving notebooks. Watching two birds tear each other apart: not as much fun as you might imagine But this odd little memorandum was not an isolated scribbling. It was, in fact, just one of about 180 entries in his Coggeshall chronicle, which he began in February 1678 and continued to May 1697. In it, we find festive cele…  »

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The Prujean Chest at the Royal College of Physicians | The Seventeenth Century Lady

Yesterday evening, following a good old research session at the National Archives at Kew, I attended a lecture at the Royal College of Physicians in London. The lecture, entitled, ‘Losing sight of …

histscimedtech 30 October 2014

CHoM News » December 18: Boundary Disputes Between British Psychiatry and Neurology

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Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education, McLean Hospital and the Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, present: Colloquium on the History of Psychiatry and Medicine “Boundary Disputes Between British Psychiatry and Neurology” Stephen T. Casper, Ph.D.: Associate Professor, History of Science, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Clarkson University The last in a series of four lectures given as the 2014 Colloquium on the History of Psychiatry and M…  »

histscimedtech 30 October 2014

History Slam Episode Fifty-Four: Celebrating Canada, Part 1

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By Sean Graham Full disclosure: I live in Ottawa and regularly walk past Parliament Hill and the National War Memorial on my way to Library and Archives Canada. For me, last Wednesday was a surreal day and in the week since the majority of the people with whom I have spoke have agreed with that assessment. Throughout the day I was confused, sad, scared, and angry. I was locked down in a building at Rideau and Dalhousie Streets (about 4 or 5 blocks from the memorial) and yet as I walked home ar…  »

twitterstorians 30 October 2014

Not Always Bad News Birds: The Caladrius – Medieval manuscripts blog

With apologies for the tortured reference to our previous post on medieval owls! Regular readers will know that this blog has an ongoing series about animals in medieval manuscripts; our menagerie so far has included dogs, cats, beavers, hedgehogs, elephants, and more. To shake things up in time for the…

histscimedtech 30 October 2014

Wednesday Link Roundup #72: Historical Memory, Writing Tips, and Visualizing the Supreme Court – Elizabeth M. Covart | Elizabeth M. Covart

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Wednesday Link Roundup: Links to the most interesting history, news, and writing posts that passed through my RSS and Twitter feeds over the last week.   History Don N. Hagist shared “10 Remarkable Runaway Ads” for slaves. Escape Coffins?! Mental Floss offered “7 Weird Graveyard Inventions.” Massachusetts Historical Society Library Assistant Olivia Mandica-Hart shared details about the formation […]

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Blog posts | Modern British Studies @ Birmingham | Interdisciplinary research and public events on nineteenth and twentieth century Britain at the University of Birmingham

Interdisciplinary research and public events on nineteenth and twentieth century Britain at the University of Birmingham (by MBS @ Birmingham)

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ON NATIVE GROUNDS as Intellectual History | s-usih.org

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The following is a guest post by Richard H. King, Emeritus Professor in American Studies at the University of Nottingham, and author of several books, including Race, Culture, and the Intellectuals, 1940-1970, and a forthcoming book on Hannah Arendt in America. […]

twitterstorians 30 October 2014

Taylor & Francis Online :: ‘Home is home be it never so homely’: Reading Mid-Victorian Slum Interiors – Journal of Victorian Culture – Volume 18, Issue 3

(2013). ‘Home is home be it never so homely’: Reading Mid-Victorian Slum Interiors. Journal of Victorian Culture: Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 368-386.

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New publication on the history of humanitarianism in the Middle East and North Africa | Humanitarianism & Human Rights

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The research program “Humanitarian Policy Group” at the British research institute ODI (Overseas Development Institute) in London has recently published the first results of its project on “The global history of humanitarian action”, focusing on the history of humanitarian action in the Middle East and North Africa. This study, edited by Eleanor Davey and Eva Svoboda, offers interesting insights into both the still unexplored history of humanitarianism in the Arab World and its important links …  »

twitterstorians 30 October 2014

Election update, 2014 — or should that be 1914?

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A century ago in the Jim Crow South, conservatives were using the same charges of fraud to disenfranchise black voters Election time, folks, and voter suppression is all the rage. As you no doubt recall, the last election cycle witnessed a host of efforts to restrict access to the ballot box. Limiting polling hours, restricting the use of absentee ballots, and forbidding voting on the same day one is registered – Republicans across the nation championed all these measures. By far the most insid…  »

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CHoM News » November 18: Death and Diversity in Civil War Medicine

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The Center for the History of Medicine and the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership present: Death and Diversity in Civil War Medicine Margaret Humphreys, Ph.D.: Professor of Medicine and History, Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine, Duke University, and current President of the American Association for the History of Medicine This talk explores the reasons for the widely divergent death rates from disease among white Union troops, white Confeder…  »

histscimedtech 29 October 2014

Symposium November 2014 | Photographic History

Photographic Histories of Psychology One-day postgraduate symposium 25 November 2014, Trinity House (building number 35 on the DMU campus-map) Registration now open registration fee include sandwich lunch, tea and coffee There are various products available, please make sure to register using the correct category: * £0: This category is only for PHRC students and symposium…

histscimedtech 29 October 2014

The First Medical Book Printed in the New World | Circulating Now

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By Michael J. North Just over thirty years after the first printing press arrived in the New World from Spain, the first medical book was printed in Mexico City: Francisco Bravo’s Opera Medicinalia, published by Pedro Ocharte in 1570. While it is well within NLM’s mission to collect, preserve and give the world access to such a book, there is only one known copy of it, housed in La Biblioteca José María Lafragua at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Mexico and we are all extremely…  »

histscimedtech 29 October 2014

The largest dinosaur ever found – and subsequently lost again | Tycho’s Nose

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What’s the largest animal ever to live on planet Earth? Whether you’re measuring in double decker buses, swimming pools or African elephants, any budding naturalist will be able to tell you that the answer is the blue whale. At 31 metres long and weighing 146 tonnes, this enormous cetacean easily exceeds the paltry dimensions of such pretenders as diplodocus and Tyrannosaurus rex. In London’s Natural History Museum, one of the rare institutions where life-sized models of both animals exist side…  »

histscimedtech 29 October 2014

BBC News – Caption competition: CERN seeks help with photo archive

The scientists have an archive of around 250,000 pictures taken between 1955 to 1985 they want to identify – and they want the public’s help.

histscimedtech 29 October 2014

1 Million Hits! « The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice

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I’m thrilled to announce that The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice has just surpassed 1 million hits. Wow, what a journey it’s been! I’m constantly surprised by the interest this site generates each and every year, and am deeply grateful to you, my readers, for your continued love of medical history. In honour of this milestone, I’ve put together some fun stats about The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice. Incidentally, if you enjoy this site and want to help support the free content I provide here so that I can c…  »

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Taylor & Francis Online :: The Jim Crow Craze in London’s Press and Streets, 1836–39 – Journal of Victorian Culture – Volume 19, Issue 1

(2014). The Jim Crow Craze in London’s Press and Streets, 1836–39. Journal of Victorian Culture: Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 93-109. doi: 10.1080/13555502.2014.889426

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BBC News – How to bury a witch

Back in 1704, in Torryburn on the south west Fife coast, they had a problem disposing of toxic material – it was what you might call a toxic witch problem.

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Connecting Epistemologies: Final Report! | Early Career Researchers

The report from our project, working with 11 ECRs to understand their experiences of working on the Connected Communities programme, is available here: Connecting Epistemologies Report The executive summary of the report is below. We hope the report will be downloaded, discussed and disseminated widely and we welcome feedback! Leave comments on the blog, tweet to us or drop us an email. Helen Graham, Katie Hill, Peter Matthews, Dave O’Brien and Mark Taylor Summary Early career researchers (ECRs)  »

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A Brief History Of Medical Quarantine | On Point with Tom Ashbrook

With guest host Jane Clayson. The history of quarantines, from the Spanish Flu to polio to Ebola and the challenge of fighting an epidemic and fear of the epidemic. Kaci Hickox (at right) speaks with civil rights attorney Norman Siegel from within her mandatory quarantine tent in Newark, NJ. (Steven Hyman) Quarantines –isolating the sick —have a long history, from the bubonic plague to polio.  And now, quarantines are back as governors try to stop Ebola and public panic.  But the first offici…  »

histscimedtech 29 October 2014

A dose of witchcraft | Early Modern Medicine

Coming down with a dose of Witchcraft -– a Halloween special Witches were a real presence in early modern lives. Many elderly women healers risked accusations of witchcraft. Indeed new midwives, for example, had to swear an oath that they would not use ‘witchcraft, charms, sorcery, invocation or other prayers’ in her practice. Early modern discussions…

histscimedtech 29 October 2014

Promiscuous inattentive proceedings: The ethics and… Tickets – Eventbrite

Eventbrite – Edinburgh History of Medicine Group presents Promiscuous and inattentive proceedings: The ethics and… – Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Find event and ticket information.

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