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Frances Glessner Lee created her "Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death" in the and to aid in the advancement of forensic medicine and scientific crime detection. They are a series of 18 miniature crime-scene dioramas for students to analyze. Cai Guo Qiang, Turner Contemporary, Miniature Photography, Wellcome Collection, Homicide Detective, American Crime, American Girl, Forensic Science, Forensics

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...

sixpenceee: “ “The Tooth Worm as Hell’s Demon” is a carving made by an unknown artist in Century, France. The tooth worm was first noted by the Sumerians around 5000 BC. The hypothesis was that tooth decay was the result of a tooth worm boring. Instalation Art, Cabinet Of Curiosities, Dental Art, Bizarre, Foto Art, Weird And Wonderful, French Artists, Dentistry, Amazing Art

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…

History of psychiatric institutions - Dr. Philippe Pinel at the Salpêtrière, 1795 by Tony Robert-Fleury. Pinel ordering the removal of chains from patients at the Paris Asylum for insane women Mental Asylum, Insane Asylum, Hieronymus Bosch, Types Of Mental Illness, Les Aliens, Women Rights, Schizophrenia, Melancholy, Weird Facts

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,…

Burke & Hare lived in Edinburgh, Scotland in the where they earned mad cash by killing people and selling their bodies for medical research. They did this until they were caught in Listen to our show for the full story. Halloween Pranks, Halloween 2014, Halloween Night, Burke Williams, Natural Born Killers, In Cold Blood, Dynamic Duos, Medical History, Serial Killers

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 at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE). A Glasgow University Digital Edition. History Websites, Edinburgh University, Dr Williams, Letter Games, The Cullen, Old Letters, Medical College, Medical History, Water Treatment

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.

 Historical artwork showing the use of suction cups, a form of traditional medicine used to bring 'bad blood' to the surface from internal organs. John Snow, Colon Cleanse Detox, Natural Colon Cleanse, Bbc News, Colon Cleansing Foods, Medical Textbooks, Cupping Therapy, Egypt, Health

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 - Wired Science. I've loved the Mutter Museum for decades -- it's one of my favorite places in one of my favorite cities. Clown Horror, Evil Clowns, Medical History, Horror Films, American Horror Story, The Magicians, Joseph, Creepy, Adoption

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.

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Modern Names for Old Diseases

Modern Names for Old Diseases

Ray-Ban’s Predecessor? A Brief History of Tinted Spectacles by The Chirurgeon's Apprentice Tim Burton Films, Wellcome Collection, Cheap Ray Bans, Medical History, Optician, Pride And Prejudice, Reading, Regency, Georgian

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 Early Modern Period, The Searchers, Medical History, Story Inspiration, 16th Century, Older Women, Nursing, The Voice, The Neighbourhood

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…

Band Leading Parade - Anton Pieck, Dutch painter, artist and graphic artist. Newspaper Paper, Anton Pieck, Cow Head, Creation Art, Dutch Painters, Dutch Artists, Vintage Paper Dolls, Caricatures, Illustrators

Discover Medical London

At Discover Medical London we place the highest priority on the health and welfare of our customers, our team and the wider community. This is particularly the case during the current Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. WELCOME BACK! Following recent changes to the coronovirus regulations, we are delighted to be able to offer a range of walking…

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. Under The Influence, Medical History, Philadelphia, College, Digital, University, Philadelphia Flyers, Community College

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.

Hippocrates of Cos or Hippokrates of Kos ( c. 460 BC – c. 370 BC) was an ancient Greek physician. He is referred to as the father of western medicine. He is first person to believe that diseases were caused naturally, not because of superstition and gods. Natural Medicine, Medical Astrology, Classical Greece, Classical Period, Classical Art, Greek History, Medical History, Ancient Greece, Greece

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