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I promise you this. Do not give up. Do not move away. Go to college, go to university.

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I promise you this. Do not give up. Do not move away. Go to college, go to university.

Image of the Week: Dissection

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I have seen this twice up close. I love it.

Originally posted on Wellcome Trust Blog:

L0057749 Part of a human stomach dissected by Edward Jenner, England,

This week’s image of the week is interesting for a number of reasons. At first glance, it looks like a delicate antique fan that might keep you cool in the heat of summer, but in reality it is something entirely different.

What you’re actually seeing here is a thin section of a human stomach,…

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Have some 4am ramble because I no longer have a functioning body clock…

So it turns out I’m a graduate.   No surprise there, but I mean a real one. One that has to go out and find work.

Have some 4am ramble because I no longer have a functioning body clock…

So it turns out I’m a graduate.   No surprise there, but I mean a real one. One that has to go out and find work.

Lindisfarne

"You’ll make a fantastic medieval historian" …

“You’ll make a fantastic medieval historian” …

In my last blog I made reference to the fact my university path changed.  I’m currently sitting in my place of work, with a sprained ankle, watching the rain pour down. Just behind the car park you can see the spire of Norwich Cathedral. Every time I have to empty the bins or get rid of some cardboard this makes me happy. If you’d have asked me in my first month of university whether this would…

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The Life of Lady Katherine Gordon

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A period of history I’ve never really had much of an interest in, but this is definitely a fascinating story!

Originally posted on The Freelance History Writer:

Woman in 16th Century Scottish dress (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/34845/34845-h/34845-h.htm)

Woman in 16th Century Scottish dress (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/34845/34845-h/34845-h.htm)

By all accounts, Lady Katherine Gordon was a beautiful woman. She was the daughter of a Scottish nobleman with royal…

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The Boys of Paston.

The Boys of Paston.

I can remember vividly the car journey. It felt simultaneously the quickest and fastest car journey of my life. Moving to Norwich was scary. No one knew where Norwich was. I’d only ever been once, yet in the short space of time I’d decided it would be my home for the next three years (at least). I spent the night before trying to pack, but tears were a slight obstacle. I didn’t want to leave. I…

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Easter Adventures

Foolish Remedies: Plague doctors

Foolish Remedies: Plague doctors

Originally posted on Wellcome Collection blog:

A few months ago, we asked for your best tips for curing a cold on Twitter. The answers were brilliantly illustrated by our very own Rob Bidder as part of our Curious Conversations. April Fools’ Day kicked off our Foolish Remedies series as Muriel Bailly explores other unusual cures for illnesses inspired by Henry Wellcome’s collection.

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“Epilepsy was one of the first brain disorders to be described. It was mentioned in ancient Babylon more than 3,000 years ago… The term epilepsy is derived from the Greek word epilam-banein, meaning to attack or seize. People once thought that epileptic individuals were being visited by demons or gods. However, in 400 b.c., the early physician Hippocrates suggested that epilepsy was a disorder of the brain …”

Source: From a review by Goldenberg (via cfsfmmcsandrelatedstudies)