These Gruesome Dollhouse Death Scenes Helped Create Forensic Science
On Aug. 19, 1946, Dorothy Dennison left her house to walk to the local butcher’s shop. It was a Monday afternoon, and the high school student was on...
The Battle of the Tooth Worm
I come across a lot of strange objects in my research: books bound in human skin, prosthetic noses made of silver, iron coffins with safety devices to prevent premature burial. But perhaps one of the strangest objects I’ve seen is the one pictured on the left. This is a depiction of the infamous tooth worm…
What 6 Ridiculous Old-Timey Diseases All Have In Common
Last week Vox brought to light a silly-sounding disease that seemed to plague women on the go in the late 1800s: bicycle face, or the threat of a permanent distressed expression caused by riding a bicycle. Just as your grandmother would tease,…
Top 10 Crime Duos - TIME
The study of anatomy became exceedingly popular during the 18th century, and colleges like the University of Edinburgh, limited by a law issuing schools only a single cadaver a year, were plagued by...
The Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen (1710-1790) at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE). A Glasgow University Digital Edition.
The Cullen Project | The Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen (1710-1790) at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE). A Glasgow University Digital Edition.
Buttock cupping and other health 'cures'
The Wellcome Library has made more than 100,000 images freely available, including an extensive collection of health-related etchings and caricatures.
Adopt a Skull and Save a Collection That Helped Debunk Phrenology
The Mütter museum in Philadelphia wants you to adopt a skull. Among their strange and fascinating collection of medical artifacts and anatomical specimens is a collection of 139 skulls collected in the 1800s by Viennese anatomist Joseph Hyrtl, who was trying to debunk the then-popular pseudoscience of phrenology.
Ray-Ban’s Predecessor? A Brief History of Tinted Spectacles
A recent conversation with Matthew Ward from History Needs You piqued my curiosity about a pair of spectacles in the Wellcome Collection [pictured left]. At first glance, you may think these oddly tinted glasses belong to the wardrobe department of a whimsical Tim Burton film. And yet, these glasses are over 200 years old, made…
Silent Voices in History: The Searchers of the Dead
One could hardly imagine a more vile job than examining the putrid, bloated remains of diseased corpses during the early modern period. Yet that is exactly the task that befell the ‘searchers’ of the dead beginning in the 16th century. Who were they? And why do we know so little about them today? The…
Discover Medical London
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The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library is a searchable image database and exhibition platform dedicated to celebrating and communicating the history of medicine.
History of Prominent Physicians and Healers through the Ages genealogy project
Geni Project: History of Prominent Physicians and Healers through the Ages . Forefathers of Medical Treatments through the Ages Photo: Hi