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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

histscimedtech 29 October 2014

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

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histscimedtech 29 October 2014

What manner of man was Halley? | Halley’s Log

Today, on board the Paramore, it is Halley’s 42nd birthday* and I thought I would mark that by looking at Halley’s character and personality. The Biographia Britannica, published 15 years after his death, describes him as being: of a middle stature, inclining to tallness, of a thin habit of body, and a fair complection, and…

histscimedtech 29 October 2014

Copernicus and the calendar | The Renaissance Mathematicus

A recent blog post on Yovisto repeats a very widespread myth concerning Copernicus, his De revolutionibus and the calendar reform of 1582. This particular myth is so prevalent that I have no illusions about stamping it out but as a bone fide history of science myth buster I thought I could at least put the record straight in my little corner of the Internet. Astronomers and mathematicians had been aware that all was not well with the Julian calendar since at least the time of the Venerable Bead…  »

histscimedtech 29 October 2014

Harvest Moon and the Wheat Wizard | John Innes Historical Collections

  Statue of Sir Rowland Biffen with some historic wheat varieties from the Germ Plasm Resources Unit, John Innes Centre In September the John Innes Centre celebrated the life and work of plant breeder Rowland Biffen, one of the key figures documented in the Plant Breeding Institute archives which were transferred to JIC archives after the Institute was privatised in 1987. The celebration was planned around a huge wooden desk ‘Biffen’s Desk’ which has stood in our Conference Centre at Norwich …  »

histscimedtech 29 October 2014

Halley’s Atlantic Chart, part 2: his results | Halley’s Log

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Halley undertook his Atlantic voyages to measure the magnetic variation at sea. Magnetic variation (or declination) is the angle between magnetic and geographic north in a horizontal plane. Halley thought that if a pattern could be observed in the variation, … Continue reading →

histscimedtech 29 October 2014

Ontogeny and Phylogeny (1977), by Stephen Jay Gould | The Embryo Project Encyclopedia

Ontogeny and Phylogeny is a book published in 1977, in which the author Stephen J. Gould, who worked in the US, tells a history of the theory of recapitulation.

histscimedtech 29 October 2014

Arizona republican. (Phoenix, Ariz.) 1890-1930, March 06, 1911, Image 1 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

Arizona republican. (Phoenix, Ariz.) 1890-1930, March 06, 1911, Image 1, brought to you by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records; Phoenix, AZ, and the National Digital Newspaper Program.

histscimedtech 29 October 2014

Medical note book : Alley, A. R. (Alvin Ramon) : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

A handwritten notebook, possibly kept by a student of the Medical College of the State of South Carolina, containing notes on subjects pertaining to class…

histscimedtech 29 October 2014

The Washington times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, September 01, 1917, FINAL EDITION, EDITORIAL PAGE, Image 16 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

The Washington times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, September 01, 1917, FINAL EDITION, EDITORIAL PAGE, Image 16, brought to you by Library of Congress, Washington, DC, and the National Digital Newspaper Program.

histscimedtech 28 October 2014

The Secret to Girls’ Success (Think: Periods) | Nursing Clio

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By Lara Freidenfelds When you were 14, if you had your period, but your parents couldn’t buy you pads or tampons, would you have gone to school? It’s unimaginable, right? It would have been too gross and humiliating to even consider. Better to pretend to be sick, and deal with the missed work and the bad grades. In many parts of the world, that’s exactly what happens. And that means that girls don’t get educated, even where they have access to schools.

histscimedtech 28 October 2014

CERN is Asking for Your Help in Figuring Out What These Archive Photos Show

Scientists are all about recording data, facts and other information meticulously so that others can replicate their experiments. But, sometimes, even scie

histscimedtech 28 October 2014

Jonas Salk and Albert Bruce Sabin | Chemical Heritage Foundation

Jonas Salk became a national hero when he allayed the fear of polio with his vaccine, approved in 1955. Although it was the first polio vaccine, it was not to be the last; Albert Sabin introduced an oral vaccine in the 1960s that replaced Salk’s.

histscimedtech 28 October 2014

Hans Adolf Eduard Driesch | The Embryo Project Encyclopedia

Although educated as a scientist who studied with both August Weismann and Ernst Heinrich Haeckel, Hans Adolf Eduard Driesch was first employed as a professor of philosophy and became a strong proponent of vitalism. Driesch was born on 28 October 1867, the only child of Josefine Raudenkolb and Paul Driesch.

histscimedtech 28 October 2014

BBC – Legacies – Work – England – London – Setting the workers alight: the East End Match Girls’ Strike – Article Page 1

Article about the Match Girls’ strike of 1888 from the Bryand & May factory in the East End of London

histscimedtech 28 October 2014

Whewell’s Gazette: Vol: #19 | Whewell’s Ghost

Whewell’s Gazette Your weekly digest of all the best of Internet history of science, technology and medicine Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell Volume #19 Monday 27 October 2014 EDITORIAL: Your favourite #HistSTM weekly links digest this week reaches its nineteenth edition. Nineteen is a prime number, which played an important role in the history of calendric studies, the attempt to impose order on the march of time that is so important to the historian. The solar year and the lunar  »

histscimedtech 28 October 2014

How the Ford Motor Co. Invented the SQUID – IEEE Spectrum

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Photo: Arnold Silver/Ford Ford’s SQUID Team: The researchers who invented the SQUID were [from left] John Lambe, James Zimmerman, Arnold Silver, Robert Jaklevic, and James Mercereau. Cooled to a few degrees above absolute zero, a superconducting quantum interference device, or SQUID, can do something amazing: detect a magnetic field only a millionth as strong as the human brain’s, or less than 5 quintillionths of a tesla. Measuring such minute magnetic fields turns out to be useful for many thi…  »

histscimedtech 28 October 2014

Maritime Lecture Series: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude : Events : What’s on : RMG

Discover the lesser known characters of the Longitude story; engage with the more bizarre submissions to the Board of Longitude; and get up close and personal with some special objects from the Museum collections.

histscimedtech 28 October 2014

Images from the Library | Medical Heritage Library

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From Carl A. Mense’s Handbuch der Tropenkrankheiten (1905). As always, for more from the Medical Heritage Library, please visit our full collection!

histscimedtech 27 October 2014

Cambridge Journals Online – Medical History – Display Special Article

Medical History is a refereed journal devoted to all aspects of the history of medicine, health and related sciences, with the goal of broadening and deepening the understanding of the field, in the widest sense, by historical studies of the highest quality. It is associated with the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health, the Asian Society for the History of Medicine, and the World Health Organization’s Global Health Histories initiative. The membership of the Editorial Bo…

histscimedtech 27 October 2014

Evolution and Ethics, Revisited – The New Atlantis

The temptation to draw moral lessons from biology is strong today — but it is hardly new. As the historian Gertrude Himmelfarb explains, the nineteenth-century scientist known as “Darwin’s bulldog” argued against those who wanted to apply evolutionary science to mankind.

histscimedtech 27 October 2014

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histscimedtech 27 October 2014

Call for Papers: 2016 Theme Issue for History of Psychiatry | Asylum and Post-Asylum Spaces

New and emerging research on the history and geography of Scottish ‘madness’, asylums and psychiatry Guest Editors: Jonathan Andrews (School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University) and Chris Philo (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow) Rationale Notwithstanding notable contributions from scholars such as Jonathan Andrews, Mike Barfoot, Alan Beveridge, Gayle Davies, Rab Houston, […]

histscimedtech 27 October 2014

Free Access to Studies in History and Philosophy of Science C Special Section, “Psychical Research in the History of Science and Medicine” | Forbidden Histories

I’m delighted to announce that the special section on psychical research, which I had the pleasure of guest-editing for Studies in History and Philosophy of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, is now available in its final version for download on the journal website. I’m particularly pleased there is free access to each article till 7th December 2014. To read and download the papers free of charge, please use the individual links provided below; otherwise articles will be behind the usual p…  »

histscimedtech 26 October 2014

Ebola: the race to find a vaccine | World news | The Observer

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Researchers in Canada, Britain, the US and Mali are testing drugs they hope will stop the humanitarian disaster unfolding in west Africa and prevent Ebola becoming as prolific as HIV Ebola vaccine: diary of a guinea pig Graphic Ebola: the search for a vaccine Continue reading…

histscimedtech 26 October 2014

Dreaming of Health and Science in Africa: Aesthetics, Affects, Poetics and Politics | Anthropologies of African Biosciences

A conference to be held at Hinxton Hall, Wellcome Trust Conference Center, UK June 13th to 15th 2015                          Abstracts due 30th Nov 2014 Poster (pdf) Call for papers (pdf) This conference seeks to open a conversation on forms of possibility and violence that are enabled and take effect through dreams of health and science in…

histscimedtech 26 October 2014

Graphic: As Ebola’s Death Toll Rises, Remembering History’s Worst Epidemics

Pandemics have stalked humanity throughout history, killing millions. Ebola’s deadly spread has garnered headlines, spurred by memories of widespread epidemics that have caused devastation in the past:

histscimedtech 26 October 2014