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What Kind of a Morph Are You? Biotypology in Transit, 1920s-1960s

By Alexandra Minna Stern What kind of morph are you: an ectomorph, mesomorph or endomorph? Today these terms have niche popularity in fitness and bodybuilding circles, providing people with information to tailor their workout regimes and monitor protein and carbohydrate

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What Kind of a Morph Are You? Biotypology in Transit, 1920s-1960s

By Alexandra Minna Stern What kind of morph are you: an ectomorph, mesomorph or endomorph? Today these terms have niche popularity in fitness and bodybuilding circles, providing people with information to tailor their workout regimes and monitor protein and carbohydrate

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Denver’s One-Lung Army: Disease, Disability, and Debility in a Frontier City

By Jacqueline Antonovich In 1879 the famous showman, P.T. Barnum joked that, “Coloradoans are the most disappointed people I ever saw. Two-thirds of them come here to die and they can’t do it.”[1] Barnum was referring to Colorado’s growing reputation

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Denver’s One-Lung Army: Disease, Disability, and Debility in a Frontier City

By Jacqueline Antonovich In 1879 the famous showman, P.T. Barnum joked that, “Coloradoans are the most disappointed people I ever saw. Two-thirds of them come here to die and they can’t do it.”[1] Barnum was referring to Colorado’s growing reputation

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Between Photography and Film: Early Uses of Medical Cinematography

by Scott Curtis Fig. 1: The Hyrtl Skull Collection (George Widman, 2009, for the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia) Imagine a medical museum, such as the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia (fig. 1). Any one of the

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Between Photography and Film: Early Uses of Medical Cinematography

by Scott Curtis Fig. 1: The Hyrtl Skull Collection (George Widman, 2009, for the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia) Imagine a medical museum, such as the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia (fig. 1). Any one of the

Remembering Kathryn Hammond Baker

It is with deep sadness that we learn of the passing of Kathryn Hammond Baker, Deputy Director at the Center for the History of Medicine of the Countway Library at Harvard Medical School. Kathryn was crucial during the early days of REMEDIA.

Remembering Kathryn Hammond Baker

It is with deep sadness that we learn of the passing of Kathryn Hammond Baker, Deputy Director at the Center for the History of Medicine of the Countway Library at Harvard Medical School. Kathryn was crucial during the early days of REMEDIA.

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Surgery for Desperados

By Delia Gavrus In the 1920s, the notorious American bandit Roy Gardner riveted the public’s attention with his “hair-raising escapes from the law.”[1] He was arrested three times for mail robbery, and three times he made a successful run for

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Surgery for Desperados

By Delia Gavrus In the 1920s, the notorious American bandit Roy Gardner riveted the public’s attention with his “hair-raising escapes from the law.”[1] He was arrested three times for mail robbery, and three times he made a successful run for

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Amateur Surgeon or Dutiful Citizen? The First Aid Movement in the Nineteenth Century

By Sally Frampton ‘We have already with us the prescribing chemist, the herbalist, the bone-setter, the ‘electro-cure’ humbug…but now it seems that we are to go a step further and to be introduced to the policeman who, having attended a

Amateur Surgery AM

Amateur Surgeon or Dutiful Citizen? The First Aid Movement in the Nineteenth Century

By Sally Frampton ‘We have already with us the prescribing chemist, the herbalist, the bone-setter, the ‘electro-cure’ humbug…but now it seems that we are to go a step further and to be introduced to the policeman who, having attended a

L0015581 A physician and a surgeon attending to a woman patient. Oil
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
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A physician and a surgeon attending to a woman patient. Oil painting by Mathijs Naiveu.
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Butchers & Surgeons: Rethinking the 17th-Century English Surgeon

By Samantha Sandassie It would be an understatement to say that early modern surgery and its practitioners have a negative reputation. Popular narratives present surgeons as poorly educated men who performed invasive operations on unlucky and unanesthetized patients using unsterilized

L0015581 A physician and a surgeon attending to a woman patient. Oil
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
images@wellcome.ac.uk
http://wellcomeimages.org
A physician and a surgeon attending to a woman patient. Oil painting by Mathijs Naiveu.
Oil
By: Mathijs NaiveuPublished:  - 

Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Butchers & Surgeons: Rethinking the 17th-Century English Surgeon

By Samantha Sandassie It would be an understatement to say that early modern surgery and its practitioners have a negative reputation. Popular narratives present surgeons as poorly educated men who performed invasive operations on unlucky and unanesthetized patients using unsterilized