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ArtCvltureFeaturedHistoryPainting

The Bigelow-Wallis and Warren-Kaula watercolor collection is a set of 189 watercolor paintings commissioned by Harvard professor of surgery Henry Jacob Bigelow from lithographer Oscar Wallis between 1849 and 1854. There are a lot of weird and gross images in this collection worth checking out, but my favorites are the skulls

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BizarreCvltureHistory

Are you fascinated by the strange medical practices of our past? Under the Knife is a rad medical oddities and history web series that is back in action after a two year hiatus. Hosted by Dr Lindsey Fitzharris, UTK examines in detail some of the weirdest staples of the medical practice

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As the Bubonic Plague rolled across China, the Middle East, Russia and Europe from the 14th to 17th centuries, it claimed an estimated 150 million lives, along with the title of deadliest epidemic in human history. Originating in China in the 1300s, it hitched a ride on the Silk Road

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For centuries, “hysteria” was widely used as a medial diagnosis for women who suffered from various psychological trauma. In the early days, it was believed to be connected to the womb, which was out of place or “wandering” from its proper place. Later, hysteria was still tied to sexual function,

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A recurring issue in medical science has been the supply of cadavers, with histories of dubious means being undertaken in order to find, arrange for, and obtain fresh bodies for dissection, experiment, and teaching. In the early 1800s in Great Britain, the problem became so acute that legislation was passed

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