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MOST RECENT

No todo eran especímenes en frascos con alcohol para las lecciones de historia natural. En el gabinete del desde 2017 más que centenario Instituto Ribalta también encontramos modelos didácticos para estudiar el cuerpo humano. #historiadelaciencia #histsci #historyofscience #naturalhistory #historianatural #institutoshistóricos #castellón #iesribalta #biology #biología #educación #education #teaching #steam

Perd Hapley the Pufferfish is enjoying his new home in our Age of Alchemy exhibition. Come say hello! .
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#AgeOfAlchemy #alchemy #histsci #visitphilly #museumsinphilly #animanlsofinstagram #dailydetail #materialculture

Some more engravings to do with my earlier post. 400 years old and yet incredibly clean and modern looking diagrams.
Book on perspective by Salomon de Caus (Frankfurt, 1619). With @rarebookmark in our #july11th #rarebook #auction #perspective #scienceofart #scientificillustration #histsci #17thcentury

🦎 La historia de la ciencia es también la historia de las prácticas y materiales de la enseñanza de las materias científicas en diferentes espacios y con diferentes públicos. Un caso de interés lo encontramos en los institutos históricos, donde podemos toparnos con especímenes (conservados en alcohol hasta nuestros días) que fueron usados para el estudio de la historia natural. La iguana y el camaleón de la imagen son parte de los especímenes que podemos encontrar en el Instituto Ribalta de Castellón, uno de los institutos históricos de la Comunidad Valenciana. #historiadelaciencia #histsci #historyofscience #naturalhistory #historianatural #institutoshistóricos #castellón #iesribalta #biology #biología #educación #education #teaching #steam

Happy birthday, Carl Linnaeus (born #otd in 1707)!Two Fellows of the @linneansociety are celebrating at Type & Forme. These wax seals are from the collection of James Edward Smith (1759-1828), the English botanist and founder of the Society (exhibited at the Linnean Society Library last year). #naturalhistory #history #botany #linnaeus #happybirthday #earlymodern #earlymodernhistory #library #histsci

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This is a late medieval urine wheel from 1506. Before stethoscopes and x-rays, a pot of piss was an important diagnostic tool in medicine. To diagnose patients, physicians used the wheel, which typically consisted of 20 different colors. These ranged from "white as well-water" to "ruddy as pure intense gold" and "black as very dark horn.” Physicians also tasted patients’ urine. In 1674, the English physician Thomas Willis described the urine of a diabetic as "wonderfully sweet as if it were imbued with honey or sugar." He also noted that diabetic urine was often the color of honey, something observed by earlier practitioners using the urine wheel. Willis went on to coin the term mellitus (literally honey sweet) in diabetes mellitus, and for a long time, the condition was known as Willis’s Disease. Alongside these practices, uromancy emerged. This was a form of divination in which the practitioner, known as a “piss prophet," read a person's future by reading the bubbles moments after the urine hit the divination bowl. This image is from the @wellcomecollection in London. #FOTD #themoreyouknow #diabetes #historyofmedicine #urinewheel #medievalmedicine #medievalworld #histmed #medicalhistorian #histsci #weirdhistory #TIL

“Fish were dying, trees were dying. It was a visual story, which made it very impactful for television. You could see what was happening.” In the 1970s and 1980s, acid rain made for good television, but was that enough to change environmental policy? Hear the whole story wherever you get your podcasts, or by visiting http://bit.ly.com/AcidRainPodcast. .
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#distillations #storiesofscience #histsci #environment #environmentalism #scicomm #historypodcast #podcast

👨‍⚕️ La @universitatvalencia posee una valiosa colección de materiales e instrumentos científico-médicos. Entre los materiales de la Colección «Medicina i Societat» (localizada en la Facultad de Medicina) encontramos esta cabeza anatómica de cera. Este modelo era empleado en la enseñanza de la anatomía hacia mediados del siglo XIX.
#histsci #historiadelaciencia #histmed #historiadelamedicina #historyofscience #historyofscience #anatomía #anatomy #València #Valencia #museos #museums

Can I interest you in a game of billiards, my good sir? With a billiards set like this one, you might get more than you’ve bargained for. Thanks to celluloid’s unusual properties, billiard balls like these sometimes exploded on contact! .
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#histsci #chemistry #materialculture #games #billiards #victorian #donttrythisathome #celluloid #vintage

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of #LostWorld and #SherlockHolmes, was born May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland wp.me/p3ihHu-f1
#scicomm #paleontology #histsci
Remember, before #JurassicWorld there was #TheLostWorld. The Lost World, has much in common with ”Journey to the Centre of the Earth” by Jules Verne. The novel has been so immensely popular that it has had a lasting effect, and has contributed significantly to the fascination with dinosaurs and pterodactyls
#jurassicworldfallenkingdom #nerds4life #conandoyle

The gravestone of Mary Godfree, a child victim of the Great Plague, 1665. Grave was unearthed during the recent Crossrail excavations under Liverpool Street Station, London. More on the Great Plague, here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/1666-Plague-Hellfire-Rebecca-Rideal/dp/1473623537 (Picture: Crossrail)
#GreatPlague #History #HistSci #Medicine

If all else fails take a sip 😵😷 #Repost @drlindseyfitzharris with @get_repost
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This is a late medieval urine wheel from 1506. Before stethoscopes and x-rays, a pot of piss was an important diagnostic tool in medicine. To diagnose patients, physicians used the wheel, which typically consisted of 20 different colors. These ranged from "white as well-water" to "ruddy as pure intense gold" and "black as very dark horn.” Physicians also tasted patients’ urine. In 1674, the English physician Thomas Willis described the urine of a diabetic as "wonderfully sweet as if it were imbued with honey or sugar." He also noted that diabetic urine was often the color of honey, something observed by earlier practitioners using the urine wheel. Willis went on to coin the term mellitus (literally honey sweet) in diabetes mellitus, and for a long time, the condition was known as Willis’s Disease. Alongside these practices, uromancy emerged. This was a form of divination in which the practitioner, known as a “piss prophet," read a person's future by reading the bubbles moments after the urine hit the divination bowl. This image is from the @wellcomecollection in London. #FOTD #themoreyouknow #diabetes #historyofmedicine #urinewheel #medievalmedicine #medievalworld #histmed #medicalhistorian #histsci #weirdhistory #TIL

https://paleonerdish.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/mary-anning-the-greatest-fossilist-the-world-ever-knew/ #scicomm #paleontoogy #womeninstem #histsci #MaryAnning

Just as magnificent as the #marbled cover on this 1918 edition of The Ibis from the British Ornithologists’ Union are the prints inside! #archivefinds #rarebooks #historyofscience #histsci #ornithology #australianparrots #marbledmonday

This is a late medieval urine wheel from 1506. Before stethoscopes and x-rays, a pot of piss was an important diagnostic tool in medicine. To diagnose patients, physicians used the wheel, which typically consisted of 20 different colors. These ranged from "white as well-water" to "ruddy as pure intense gold" and "black as very dark horn.” Physicians also tasted patients’ urine. In 1674, the English physician Thomas Willis described the urine of a diabetic as "wonderfully sweet as if it were imbued with honey or sugar." He also noted that diabetic urine was often the color of honey, something observed by earlier practitioners using the urine wheel. Willis went on to coin the term mellitus (literally honey sweet) in diabetes mellitus, and for a long time, the condition was known as Willis’s Disease. Alongside these practices, uromancy emerged. This was a form of divination in which the practitioner, known as a “piss prophet," read a person's future by reading the bubbles moments after the urine hit the divination bowl. This image is from the @wellcomecollection in London. #FOTD #themoreyouknow #diabetes #historyofmedicine #urinewheel #medievalmedicine #medievalworld #histmed #medicalhistorian #histsci #weirdhistory #TIL

Beautiful #Grantham: St Wulfram’s & Isaac Newton’s school. #Grantham #Lincolnshire #history #architecture #histsci #histscience

Mary Anning, the greatest fossilist the world ever knew, was born #OTD in 1799 bit.ly/2lyS4F3
#scicomm #MaryAnning #womeninstem #paleontoogy #fossils #palaeontology #histsci #historyofpaleontology
Mary Anning gained international renown for her finds including the skeleton of the first ichthyosaur to be recognised & the first plesiosaur skeletons ever found.

Robert Liston's anatomical dissection case containing seven dissection knives, early 19th century. Scottish surgeon and RCSEd Fellow Liston was famed for his speedy amputations, now often referred to as the 'fastest knife in the west end' #histmed #histsci #medicalhistory #medhist #anatomy #anatomical #dissection #anatomist #barbersurgeon #Edinburgh #surgeonshall #illustration #art #instamuseums #IGlibraries #explorearchives #archives

New acquisitions to our collection are carefully examined, and their condition documented by our team. Reference photographs are part of the process. Our collections manager has built this light box to better capture the color and texture of this late 19th or early 20th century chemical reagent, recently donated to the Institute from a historic laboratory. See the black and white grid? That provides anyone viewing the photograph with a quick estimate of the object's size!
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#internationalmuseumday #museumsofinstagram #museums #chemistry #histsci #science #history #behindthescenes #whenyouworkatamuseum

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