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The article suggests that reason has developed "not to enable us to solve abstract, logical problems or even to help us draw conclusions from unfamiliar data; rather, it developed to resolve the problems posed by living in collaborative groups." It…

In his essay, Locke mentions simple ideas of one sense: the ideas of Sensation which are received from one of the senses and could not be derived from any of others. Noted in the essay, the Molyneux problem was posed: "if a man born blind can feel…

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Phrenological chart of Gall, Eustache, and Chauffron. Gall was a German anatomist and physiologist who created phrenology. According to the Wellcome Library, Eustache was a "a slave from the Dominican republic who came to be awarded a 'prize for…

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The image shows three examples of phrenologic traits associated with insanity. On the left is a mentally defective person, and in the middle is a mad woman. The final sketching is of French murderer P.F. Lacenaire.

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'The Lecturer' giving an anatomy lesson with a pig's carcase, No. 2, Noxiana series of satires

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

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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),…

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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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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.

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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.
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