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Turning (virtual) manuscript pages

The National Library of Medicine’s “Turning the Pages” gallery lets you turn the virtual pages of classic science/medicine manuscripts. Check out Hieronymus Brunschwig’s Liber de Arte Distillandi de Compositis (1512):

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…

Christmas greeting card, school unknown, circa 1920. Dittrick Medical History Center from Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880-1930 Slate has an intriguing new review by Barron Lerner of a book called Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880-1930, by John Harley Warner and James M. Edmonson.…

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…