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"A large drum microscope with two rack and pinion sets, one for coarse focus and one for varying tube length. The latter must be the "Grossissement variable." The lead-filled base has a square opening for illuminating the flat/concave substage mirror…

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A late 18th-century engraving of the brain and connecting nervous system done by Robert Bernard.

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This is a sketch of a fetus skeleton in the 17th century. The sketch would have been done at the time of the autopsy in order to act as education for other anaomists.

Mary Shelley, daughter of famed English philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, wrote Frankenstein at the start of the nineteenth century as the framed narrative of an inanimate heap of body parts brought together through an unknown process to…

Sketch of reasearch by Luigi Galvini into the nervous system. Galvini descovered frog legs could move after the frog had died and decided nerves carry electric impulses.

A blog about the past use of pepper in relation to the medical field. Highlights why exactly pepper was such a well sought after spice.

This is a painting offering us a look into the 18th century mind. One putti experiments with a bird while the others play in the room, exploring with other things. Instances of science and the study of science is seen here, and the contrast of the…

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According to the London Science Museum, "Pierre Francois Lacenaire (1800-36) was a notorious French killer. He was executed by guillotine in March 1836. A plaster copy was made of his head after his death. This was collected by Dr Gachet (1828-1909),…

The 1832 Act published in response to the growing demand for cadavers. "An Act for regulating Schools of Anatomy."
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