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Encyclopaedia-Britannica-First-Edition-Volume-3-Surgery.jpg
This is an image of one of the many surgical instruments used in the 17th century. The trepan was a small tube-shaped saw. It consisted of a handle which was used to rotate the sharp points of the saw like a miniature screwdriver. Its main purposeā€¦

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This skull watch, along with watches in other shapes, was significant during the 1600s in places like France and Switzerland.

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vanitas.jpg
This is an early 17th century painting symbolizing life and death, also known as vanitas. The painting contains Spanish coins, a skull, flowers, and a Dutch medal.

skullwritingquill.jpg
This is an oil painting of a skull, oil lamp, and writing quill. The source states that the objects in the painting give visual symbols rather than verbal symbols.

omeka final 4.jpg
Phrenology being used as a biological marker which suggested that good and bad behavior could be shown by the shape of their head.
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