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Metamorphoses | Facebook

Metamorphoses. 186 likes · 191 talking about this. This project examines art and science relationships through an analysis of a 300-year-old English copy…

histscimedtech 20 October 2014

Book Sale Catalog from the University of Chicago Press

The Book Sale Catalog from the University of Chicago Press offers deep discounts on hundreds of books we publish, plus books from the fine publishers we distribute.

histscimedtech 20 October 2014

Adventures in Huntingtonland, Pt. 3 | Corpus Newtonicum

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It’s Sunday evening, 10 pm, and I am in Bloomington, Indiana. In the past week I have been staying and working with the marvellous Wally Hooper, a man of many qualities. He is an excellent scholar, an IT wizard, and most of all one of the most generous men I have ever met. I have been looking forward to meeting him in the flesh ever since our first email contact, and there is much I hope to learn from him. When I arrived last week I was in a jubilant mood about the Newton conference at the Hunt…  »

histscimedtech 20 October 2014

Dr. Stanley Burns, the Man Behind ‘The Knick’ | VICE Canada

Meet the New York ophthalmologist and historian who owns the world’s largest collection of early medical and historical photography and was in charge of making sure The Knick was accurate.

histscimedtech 20 October 2014

Doomsday Men by P.D. Smith | PopMatters

British historian explores the development of nuclear weaponry and its impact on society in Doomsday Men.

histscimedtech 20 October 2014

"This Misterie of Fucking": A Sex Manual from 1680—Blog—The Appendix

<em>The School of Venus,</em> a forgotten book from 1680 that includes helpful tips on what to call "the Thing which with a Man Pisseth" and how to master the "Mistery of Fucking."

histscimedtech 19 October 2014

Ebola: an opportunity for an interdisciplinary approach to the crisis of the ‘anthropocene’ | Unquiet mind of a Transdisciplinary Scholar

UPDATE: Thanks to a friend, here is a link to an article that looks at Ebola from a medical anthropological perspective Between moving and traveling, I had not always been the most up-to-date with what was going on the world beyond what was most pressing to my immediate circumstance. When I first heard about the […]

histscimedtech 18 October 2014

Itching and Scabbiness | Early Modern Medicine

‘The Itch is a filthy Distemper infesting the External Parts of the Body universally, but more particularly the Joints, and between the Fingers’, wrote Thomas Spooner, author of a multi-edition treatise on the subject of ‘the itch’.[1]  Skin diseases and itchiness generally seem to be part and parcel of early modern life. Venereal diseases had…

histscimedtech 18 October 2014

Dare Quam Accipere | thechangingpalette

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My earliest memory of Thomas Guy was seeing him on his pedestal in the forecourt of Guy’s Hospital the day I came for my medical school interview.  I wonder what he thought of this keen young man, wide-eyed and full of enthusiasm striding passed him towards his hoped-for future. I hope he was pleased with what he saw, for I would see him every day for many years to come. Occasionally I would remember to wish him a good morning or a good evening, and thank him for founding this great hospital all  »

histscimedtech 18 October 2014

Searching for DNA’s Dark Lady

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Ever since the 1960s every discussion on James Watson and Rosalind Franklin seems to start from Watson’s 1968 book The Double Helix. As the first account – and first impression – of the story of DNA discovery, it has become a lasting reference point in such a way that it has “polluted” all later histories […]

histscimedtech 18 October 2014

An Interview with a Gold-Headed Cane | the generous georgian: dr richard mead

Dr Mead’s gold-headed cane, wood, gilt © The Royal College of Physicians Nowadays people might associate doctors with their stethoscopes, but from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries people would have thought of the physician’s cane. The use of these canes dates back to classical times, and their purpose was similar to the sinister-looking beaks of the masks worn by plague doctors. It was commonly thought that contagion was spread by putrid air, so the beaks of masks and the hollow knobs  »

histscimedtech 18 October 2014

The sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, December 12, 1909, Third Section, Page 5, Image 37 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

The sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, December 12, 1909, Third Section, Page 5, Image 37, brought to you by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation, and the National Digital Newspaper Program.

histscimedtech 18 October 2014

Grave Robbing for “The Benefit of the Living” | Dittrick Museum

Rattle his bones over the stones, He’s only a pauper, whom nobody owns. [1] Imagine you are a sick pauper living in Cleveland, Ohio in 1855. For shelter and medical attention, you stay at the newly built City Infirmary, where faculty and students of the Cleveland Medical College offer their services. Alas, your illness cannot be cured and you die – friendless and alone. Your body is taken to the Potter’s Field in Woodland Cemetery across town. But there it is not to stay. Map of Cleveland in …  »

histscimedtech 17 October 2014

Medical Students Modeling Beautiful Anatomy | Street Anatomy

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A series of print ads and posters art directed by Hamburg based designer, Andreas Haase. The ads were created to promote the Prometheus atlases published by, my favorite creator of anatomy and medical texts, Thieme. They use professional photographs of real medical students overlayed medical illustrations from the atlases. This is first for Prometheus in terms of promoting their atlases in a more artistic way. For them the message is “Beautiful Learning” achieved through stunning and clear medi…  »

histscimedtech 17 October 2014

Desperate Housewives, Neuroses and the Domestic Environment, 1945–1970

Although the figure of the ‘desperate housewife’ is familiar to us, Haggett suggests that many women in the 1950s and ’60s led satisfying lives and that gender roles, while very different, were often seen as equal.

histscimedtech 17 October 2014

Our Neanderthal Complex – Issue 18: Genius – Nautilus

In August 1856, limestone quarry workers blasting out the entrance to the Feldhofer grotto in the Neander Valley of west-central Germany…

histscimedtech 17 October 2014

How to Translate a Recipe | The Recipes Project

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By Sietske Fransen Have you ever tried to use a recipe in another language, for example from a foreign language cookbook or the internet? If so, then you probably have struggled with identifying some of the ingredients. Personally, I seem … Continue reading →

histscimedtech 17 October 2014

Archive Magpie | REMEDIA

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Our monthly update on recently-acquired, newly available or underused archival sources in the history of medicine. Wellcome Library Ismond Rosen Papers Keywords: Mental Health, Sex, Medicine in Art, Psychiatry The collection comprises material relating to all aspects of Ismond Rosen’s

histscimedtech 17 October 2014

The MicrobeScope – Infectious Diseases in Context | Information Is Beautiful

How deadly & infectious are the major diseases? A visualised ranking of Bird Flu, Ebola, SARS, Malaria and other infectious diseases.

histscimedtech 17 October 2014

About Women Writing Science, a Project by The Feminist Press | Under The Microscope

What is Under the Microscope?Under the Microscope is the online component of the Women Writing Science project at The Feminist Press. Under t…

histscimedtech 16 October 2014

‘Such mental suffering and such misery’ | ClinicalCuriosities

Here is the link to my contribution to the Perceptions of Pregnancy blog. It is the prelude to a longer chapter I am contributing to a forthcoming interdisciplinary collection on infertility. The chapter itself examines the effects of venereal diseases upon male and female fertility in the decades before World War One, focusing upon differential diagnosis and available treatment regimes. I also draw upon wider social and pseudo-scientific debates by situating the medical discourse on venereal d…  »

histscimedtech 16 October 2014

The Lothian Surgical Audit Archive | The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) Library and Archive

The papers of the Lothian Surgical Audit (LSA) have now been catalogued as part of our Wellcome Trust funded project and the catalogue is available to view here on the Archives Hub (with an abridged version available on our website here). The archive presents an untapped and unique resource. The story of LSA is a fascinating one (currently unexplored by historians), illustrating how a group of local surgeons used audit to influence and improve surgical care. Professor Sir James Learmonth LSA …  »

histscimedtech 16 October 2014

John Craig Venter (1946- ) | The Embryo Project Encyclopedia

John Craig Venter helped map the genomes of humans, fruit flies, and other organisms in the US in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and he helped develop an organism with a synthetic genome. In February 2001, Venter and his team published a human genome sequence after using a technique known as Expressed Sequence Tags, or ESTs. Venter worked to bridge commercial investment with scientific research.

histscimedtech 16 October 2014

William Bateson (1861-1926) | The Embryo Project Encyclopedia

At the turn of the twentieth century, William Bateson studied organismal variation and heredity of traits within the framework of evolutionary theory in England. Bateson applied Gregor Mendel’s work to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and coined the term genetics for a new biological discipline.

histscimedtech 16 October 2014

The Story of Typhoid Mary

Typhoid Mary had no idea that she was infected with the disease yet her work as a cook infected many. Find out all about Typhoid Mary and why authorities had a difficult time capturing Mary.

histscimedtech 16 October 2014

The Pasteur Institute (1887- ) | The Embryo Project Encyclopedia

L’Institut Pasteur (The Pasteur Institute) is a non-profit private research institution founded by Louis Pasteur on 4 June 1887 in Paris, France. The Institute’s research focuses on the study of infectious diseases, micro-organisms, viruses, and vaccines. As of 2014, ten scientists have received Nobel Prizes in physiology or medicine for the research they have done at the Pasteur Institute.

histscimedtech 16 October 2014

cellarspider: ksmithsf: lowereastnowhere:… | clusters & constellations

cellarspider: ksmithsf: lowereastnowhere: ladylaguna: mazarinedrake: cellarspider: twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck: purrsianstuck: During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies.  A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.  Mission fucking …  »

histscimedtech 16 October 2014

Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes | The Embryo Project Encyclopedia

Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 15 October 1880 to Charlotte Carmichael Stopes, a suffragist, and Henry Stopes, an archaeologist and anthropologist. A paleobotanist best known for her social activism in the area of sexuality, Stopes was a pioneer in the fight to gain sexual equality for women.

histscimedtech 16 October 2014

Writing Fieldwork | A symposium on the place of writing in the field sciences | 24-25 April 2015

We invite contributions to a two-day symposium on fieldwork, its history, and the place of writing and texts within it, to be hosted by the Program in History of Science at Princeton University. Fieldwork and the field sciences have long been rich subjects for historical and reflexive scholarship. Academics have devoting considerable attention to theories…

histscimedtech 15 October 2014

OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information | Speeding access to science information from DOE and Beyond

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently completed two significant declassification efforts and has made the newly released documents publicly available on the OpenNet database, which DOE launched 20 years ago to improve public access to declassified documents.  The website is supported by the DOE Office of Classification and hosted by the Offi

histscimedtech 15 October 2014

The Death of Andreas Vesalius | Circulating Now

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By Michael J. North This year we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564) who is best known for changing how we do medical research with his groundbreaking book, De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem (Seven Chapters on the Structure of the Human Body), published in 1543 and generally known as De Fabrica. But it also marks another anniversary: the 450th year since his death on October 15, 1564 on the island of Zakynthos, also known as Zante, in what is tod…  »

histscimedtech 15 October 2014