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The “gastronomical cocktail” called “sex on a drip” is just one reason to hop a plane to Singapore and visit The Clinic, a theme restaurant that’s probably not for the squeamish. Their website boasts, “Clinic’s unique alfresco is easily identified by its hospital whites, colourful pills, syringes, drips, test-tubes, and paraphernalia in all manner of…

Joanna of Morbid Anatomy is on a quest to locate private collections of medical oddities. She’s already sussed out fourteen such hidden wunderkammern and photographed their treasures, but she wants to find more: “Who are these private collectors, and what sort of treasures do they possess? How might their methods of displaying collections differ from…

In the June Atlantic Monthly, Joshua Wolf Shenk has a long, moving article about what may be the longitudinal study of all longitudinal studies – the Harvard Study of Adult Development (Grant Study), begun in 1937. Its creator Arlie Beck planned to track 268 “healthy, well-adjusted” men from their sophomore year at Harvard through careers,…

Wax anatomical figure of reclining woman, Florence, Italy, 1771-1800 Science Museum London Starting today, the Wellcome Trust and sciencemuseum.org.uk open a brand spanking new collection of medical history archives. “Brought to Life: Exploring the History of Medicine” is searchable by people, place, thing, theme, and time. You can view a timeline of medical history in…