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Public Health & Victorian Cemetery Reform

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— 3 weeks ago
The Gory New York City Riot that Shaped American MedicineBack before medical school was a respected place to be, New Yorkers raised up in protest over the doctors’ preference for cadavers for study

The Gory New York City Riot that Shaped American Medicine
Back before medical school was a respected place to be, New Yorkers raised up in protest over the doctors’ preference for cadavers for study

(Source: smithsonianmag.com)

— 3 weeks ago with 3 notes
#history  #medicine  #grave robber 
blastedheath:

Jean Bouchaud (French, 1891-1977), Villa Abd el Tif, la Coupole, Algiers 1923. Gouche on paper, 34 x 24 cm.

blastedheath:

Jean Bouchaud (French, 1891-1977), Villa Abd el Tif, la Coupole, Algiers 1923. Gouche on paper, 34 x 24 cm.

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The world’s most beautiful book is also its most mysterious. The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, published anonymously in 1499, recounts the “struggle for love in a dream” of Poliphilo, who pursues his beloved Polia through 370 pages of gorgeous woodcuts and epoch-making typography. Their story is told in a cryptic polyglot text of Tuscan, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic, replete with arcane references and hidden meanings.

The world’s most beautiful book is also its most mysterious. The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, published anonymously in 1499, recounts the “struggle for love in a dream” of Poliphilo, who pursues his beloved Polia through 370 pages of gorgeous woodcuts and epoch-making typography. Their story is told in a cryptic polyglot text of Tuscan, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic, replete with arcane references and hidden meanings.

(Source: futilitycloset.com)

— 1 month ago
#history  #literature 
Lewis Carroll’s Photographs of Alice Liddell, the Inspiration for Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll’s Photographs of Alice Liddell, the Inspiration for Alice in Wonderland

(Source: openculture.com)

— 1 month ago
#literature  #photography  #alice in wonderland 
Irish practical joker Horace de Vere Cole orchestrated his masterpiece in 1910: He dressed four friends as Abyssinian princes and inveigled a tour of a British battleship. One of the friends, improbably, was Virginia Woolf disguised in a false beard and turban (far left in above photo).

Irish practical joker Horace de Vere Cole orchestrated his masterpiece in 1910: He dressed four friends as Abyssinian princes and inveigled a tour of a British battleship. One of the friends, improbably, was Virginia Woolf disguised in a false beard and turban (far left in above photo).

(Source: Boing Boing)

— 1 month ago
#history