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Ernest Everett Just | The Embryo Project Encyclopedia

Ernest Everett Just was an early twentieth century American experimental embryologist involved in research at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and the Stazione Zoologica in Naples, Italy.

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The weight of water

Leonardo da Vinci’s foundational work on hydrostatics combined traditional knowledge and innovative empiricism in an attempt to understand an object fraught with paradox: the water-filled container.

histscimedtech 14 August 2014

Missing core of science | Letters | Times Higher Education

Tim Birkhead and Bob Montgomerie mostly blame school science teaching for an increase in scientific fraud. They correctly determine that fact-based teaching and a tick-box mentality in the science curriculum fails to…

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Open House Weekend 2014 | Royal Society

The Royal Society’s building will be open to the public on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September 2014.

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The humanities strengthen the study of science (essay) @insidehighered

insidehighered.com - Elizabeth H. Simmons
“Would you like to see the brain collection?” my guide asked, as we finished our tour of the Yale School of Medicine. What scientist could resist? I was expecting an impersonal chamber crammed with specimens and devices. Perhaps a brightly lit, crowded, antiseptic room, like the research bays we had just been exploring. Or an old-fashioned version, resembling an untidy apothecary’s shop packed with mysterious jars.  But when we entered the Cushing Center in the sub-basement of the Medical Libra…  »

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Stephen Hawking’s Dazzling Life Becomes A Movie, But What Sort Of Movie? : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR

A new movie turns the physicist into a romantic lead. But how will it handle the not-so-wonderful parts of his marriage? Truthaholics want to know.

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Geometrical Objects | Susan Klaiber

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From my chapter: Andrea Pozzo, Rules and Examples of Perspective Proper for Painters and Architects, etc., (London: J. Senes, R. Gosling, W. Innys, J. Osborn and T. Longman, 1707, reprint New York: Dover, 1989), plate 17, perspective study of Doric … Continue reading →

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Less than 5 Mins – Ep. 4 – What is Islam ? – YouTube

learn more about Islam by chatting with us on http://www.edialogue.org/ Majed Ayoub’s twitter account https://twitter.com/majedayoub

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Perceptions of Pregnancy: From Medieval to Modern | An interdisciplinary network for researchers working on fertility, pregnancy and childbirth

This interdisciplinary and international network for researchers working on fertility, pregnancy and childbirth grew out of the Perceptions of Pregnancy: From the Medieval to the Modern conference, held at the University of Hertfordshire from 16-18 July 2014. The network and associated blog is run by Dr Jennifer Evans and Dr Ciara Meehan of the School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire.…

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Longitude in Georgian London walking tour | Board of Longitude project

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On Saturday 30 August I will be leading a walking tour to explore the many London-focused aspects of the longitude story. The aim is to share some of what is displayed in the Ships, Clocks & Stars in the locations in which they actually happened, reminding us of the local geography that shaped efforts to tame global geography. The London coffee house evoked in Ships, Clocks & Stars As well as being an opportunity to get the thrill of being close to the very spot where John Harrison laboured to  »

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Sharks Were Once Called Sea Dogs, And Other Little-Known Facts | Science | Smithsonian

Centuries-old illustrations of sharks show just how much we’ve learned about the fish since our first sightings of them

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Wellcome Library and Jisc announce partners in 19th century medical collections digitisation project | Jisc

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30 July 2014 The Wellcome Library and Jisc today announce nine partner institutions whose holdings will be digitised and added to the UK Medical Heritage Library, an online resource for the history of medicine and related sciences.  Six university libraries have joined the partnership – UCL (University College London), University of Leeds, University of Glasgow, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Kings College London and University of Bristol – along with the libraries of the Royal C…  »

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The Bemidji daily pioneer. (Bemidji, Minn.) 1904-1971, August 19, 1921, Page 3, Image 3 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

The Bemidji daily pioneer. (Bemidji, Minn.) 1904-1971, August 19, 1921, Page 3, Image 3, brought to you by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN, and the National Digital Newspaper Program.

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Resonance Bowl

See water dance to the vibrations from your hands with the Resonance Bowl! A fun and effective way to demonstrate the behavior of waves and their interactions.

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Leverhulme Trust PhD Studentship (Fixed Term) – Job Opportunities – University of Cambridge

Leverhulme Trust PhD Studentship (Fixed Term) in the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge.

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What do you do when you’re sick? | Jaipreet Virdi-Dhesi

I like to ask my students this question at the beginning of the term to help them get a mindset of what disease and illness was like in the early modern period and medieval ages. When confronted with the inevitable reality of disease, how did people of the Middle Ages react? Of the different forms…

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Fit to Rule? | Discover Medical London

Meander around fashionable Marylebone’s ‘Medical Mile’ and finish up by taking the air in ever so Royal Regent’s Park. Inspired by the recent TV series ‘Fit to Rule’, hear tales of Britain’s rulers and how they had their fingers on the pulse of London’s developing healthcare sector. See the places where the mighty sought treatment…

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The Long, Mad Century | Psychology Today

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The long nineteenth century can be seen as the period in which the psychiatric asylum became the predominant place where the mentally ill were treated. Why was this the case and what impact did the First World War have on asylums and how we perceive mental illness? read more

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Margaret Thatcher’s surprising relationship with Dorothy Hodgkin | Alice Bell | Science | theguardian.com

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A new play explores one of the most intriguing friendships in the history of science and politics: Margaret Thatcher and Dorothy Hodgkin. Alice Bell spoke to playwright Adam Ganz Continue reading…

histscimedtech 13 August 2014

Hiroshima and the Inheritance of Trauma – The New Yorker

Tomiko Shoji had made up her mind that, in her eighty-eighth year, she would share her own account of what happened on the other side of the bomb.

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The Mistaken Midwife | Early Modern Medicine

Midwives have been mentioned often on this blog. They were a central feature of many women’s birthing experiences in the early modern period. Their work, character and bodily condition have, at various points, all come under the scrutiny of their contemporaries and, later, historians. Throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries some male commentators – physicians, man-midwives…

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A history of dentistry – in pictures | Society | theguardian.com

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Scientists have developed a new pain-free filling that allows cavities to be repaired without drilling or injections. Take a look back at dentistry from the middle ages to the modern day No more fillings as dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment Continue reading…

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Timeline – History of Anaesthesia Society

This section chronologically presents some of the important dates and events in the development of anaesthesia.  It is by no means exhaustive.  

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Presentations – Joseph T Clover

1864 Was present and involved in discussions at British Medical Association (BMA) meeting  held in Cambridge 1868 January reported in the Lancet as having presented a nasal cap for the…

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AmericanRadioHistory.Com – Documenting the History of Radio TV and FM broadcasting

Home Page for www.americanradiohistory.com with thousands of publications about radio broadcasting and TV

histscimedtech 13 August 2014

Project update and part 2 of our ongoing exploration of the BBC’s #histsci programme ‘Plants: From Roots to Riches’ – cultivating innovation

Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) – All rights reserved by the Royal Society, which – by the way – has just made this picture, and thousands of others in its digital library, available for purchase as rather classy looking prints. Click on the portrait for more!

histscimedtech 12 August 2014

George Busk: Scenes in History | Fossil History

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Victorian naturalist George Busk was born today, August 12, in 1807. I’ve written a little about Busk here , but for his birthday I thought I’d tell you a bit more. Instead of giving a huge list of biographical information on the naturalist, I’ll provide some historical scenes that illuminate Busk’s central presence in nineteenth century science . Hopefully these scenes will not only tell you a little bit about Busk, but it will also show you why you should care about this undervalued historical  »

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Mind & Body: The Philosopher’s Body as a Subject | Jaipreet Virdi-Dhesi

I’ve been doing a lot of (re-)reading lately on ideas of the body and the embodiment of  knowledge on the body–mainly because I was aiming for some background reading as I prepared the CFP for the 2011  HAPSAT Conference. Some of these were based on reading summaries I prepared for Prof. Lucia Dacome’s "Body and…

histscimedtech 12 August 2014

History of Science Society — "Disturbingly Historical: Reinventing a Museum"…

"Disturbingly Historical: Reinventing a Museum" (From the April 2010 HSS Newsletter) Poised between downtown Philadelphia with its Liberty Bell and Independence Hall and the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, a century-old Beaux Arts building houses The College of Physi- cians of Philadelphia. Flanking the entrance is a large banner advertising the Mütter Museum, a museum of medical history, as a “disturbingly informative” place. That a prestigious historical building – now a na…  »

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Remembering Dr. Comet | Leaping Robot Blog | Patrick McCray

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I really wish Fred Whipple was still alive to see the newspapers this week. There, amidst the Middle East horribleness, he would have read about how the space probe Rosetta is nearing the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. As of this morning, the craft had pulled to within 60 miles of 67P’s surface. Both are traveling about 35,000 miles per hour – that’s 10 miles a second (!) – in a compact duet. And, if all goes to plan, Rosetta will soon jettison a dishwasher-sized box called Philae which will …  »

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How the zebra got its stripes, with Alan Turing | Mosaic

Where do a zebra’s stripes, a leopard’s spots and our fingers come from? The key was found years ago – by the man who cracked the Enigma code, writes Kat Arney.

histscimedtech 12 August 2014

Expert talk: The Art of Longitude – the Famous Quest from Print to Film : Events : What’s on : RMG

Following the 1714 Longitude Act, longitude was everywhere. If people weren’t talking about it, they were writing and drawing about it. Discover some of the quirky and extraordinary representations.

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Michelangelo, Copernicus and the Sistine Chapel | Gresham College

It is argued that Copernicus’ theory of the sun-centred universe is a key underlying theme in Michelangelo’s fresco of the Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo’s revolutionary design, depicting Christ as an Apollonian ‘sun-god’ positioned in the centre of a dramatic circular composition, seems relate to Copernicus’s theory of the sun-centred universe – providing important evidence of papal support for Copernican heliocentricity as early as the 1530s.Followed by drinks reception

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“Hypnosis in Spain (1888–1905): From Spectacle to Medical Treatment of Mediumship”. Second Online-First Article from Special Issue on Psychical Research | Forbidden Histories

The second article from an upcoming Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C special issue on psychical research is now available as a pre-print version on the journal’s website. Andrea Graus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona investigates the remarkable history of the introduction of medical hypnotism in Spain. HYPNOSIS IN SPAIN (1888–1905): FROM SPECTACLE TO MEDICAL TREATMENT OF MEDIUMSHIP Andrea Graus, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain Andrea Graus Abstract Towards …  »

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Beard Dipping: New York Medicine 1900 Style | Books, Health and History

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By Lisa O’Sullivan, Director, Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health After episode one of The Knick, the question on everyone’s lips is of course: what was going on with the beard dipping? A commitment to getting the historical details right is the answer (although we hope for the actor’s sake the liquid wasn’t completely true to life). Dr. Christiansen (Matt Frewer) preps his beard for surgery, assisted by Nurse Elkins (Eve Hewson). Credit: HBO-Cinemax. The surgeons performing …  »

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A (Straight, Male) History of Sex Dolls – The Atlantic

Since ancient times, men have been getting it on with synthetic women. Is this just fancy masturbation, or something more troubling?

histscimedtech 12 August 2014

Mapping the 1889-1890 Russian Flu | Circulating Now

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In November 1889, a rash of cases of influenza-like-illness appeared in St. Petersburg, Russia. Soon, the “Russia Influenza” spread across Europe and the world. This outbreak is being researched by teams of Virginia Tech students as a case-study of the relationship between the spread of the disease and the spread of reporting about the disease. In this first of three posts, Circulating Now welcomes guest bloggers Nicholas Mehfoud, Veronica Kimmerly, and Marin Shipe, who look at geographical rep…  »

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Prominent anesthesiologist Dr. Leslie Rendell-Baker dies

Dr. Leslie Rendell-Baker,a leading anesthesiologist in Great Britain and the United States, died Aug. 11 at his home in Redlands, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 91.

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Exhibit B puts people on display for Edinburgh International Festival

This year the Edinburgh International Festival is featuring Brett Bailey’s performance piece Exhibit B. Exhibit B presents thirteen living pictures, created with local African residents and asylum seekers…

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“Staining everything of so perfect a Crimson color”: Two Early Descriptions of Carolina Wine | Hogshead – A Wine Blog

Thomas Pinney writes that the first two colonies in what is now North Carolina, known as the Province of Carolina until 1712, did not appear to produce any wine. In what is now South Carolina there was hope for the production of wine in the 1670s but again no documentation that anything was produced. In…

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Wounded at War | Early Modern Medicine

In my new research project I have been reading a lot of surgical treatises. Many popular accounts of early modern surgery focus on the idea that before the advent of anaesthesia and antiseptics the majority of surgical patients experienced exquisite torture, particularly in something like an amputation, and subsequently died from shock or infection. While…

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The Graduates – The Triangle

The story of three 19th century women from opposite corners of the globe and how how they overcame cultural boundaries to study medicine in America.

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Pullman herald. (Pullman, W.T. [Wash.]) 1888-1989, September 22, 1922, Page 6, Image 6 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

Pullman herald. (Pullman, W.T. [Wash.]) 1888-1989, September 22, 1922, Page 6, Image 6, brought to you by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA, and the National Digital Newspaper Program.

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