Fig. 3: Corrosion cast of a dog heart (mid-20th century). These anatomical preparations were made by injecting colored plastics into the vasculature of dissected hearts. The tissue was then dissolved using a corrosive chemical. Dr. Arthur Vineberg (1930–88) of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal made these preparations while developing methods of arterial and ventricular implants. Maude Abbott Medical Museum Collection.

Knowing Blood: Medical Observations, Fluid Meanings/Sang sens: observations médicales, interprétations fluides

An exhibition in English and French at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine By Darren N. Wagner and Nick Whitfield Knowing Blood is an exhibition that explores the fundamental role of observation in shaping the medical meanings of

Fig. 3: Corrosion cast of a dog heart (mid-20th century). These anatomical preparations were made by injecting colored plastics into the vasculature of dissected hearts. The tissue was then dissolved using a corrosive chemical. Dr. Arthur Vineberg (1930–88) of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal made these preparations while developing methods of arterial and ventricular implants. Maude Abbott Medical Museum Collection.

Knowing Blood: Medical Observations, Fluid Meanings/Sang sens: observations médicales, interprétations fluides

An exhibition in English and French at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine By Darren N. Wagner and Nick Whitfield Knowing Blood is an exhibition that explores the fundamental role of observation in shaping the medical meanings of

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“For the blood is the life:”* Dracula and the Victorian Politics of Blood

By Travis Lau How do we begin to historicize blood as a fluid material and as a symbol that has the potential to bear a “social life”[1] beyond the body? This essay employs Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) as a case

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“For the blood is the life:”* Dracula and the Victorian Politics of Blood

By Travis Lau How do we begin to historicize blood as a fluid material and as a symbol that has the potential to bear a “social life”[1] beyond the body? This essay employs Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) as a case

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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