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  • The term was coined by John E. Wall in a 1983 letter to the International Society of Cryptozoology newsletter. However, ‘cryptid’ originally was used to describe a member of the zoological […]

    Cryptid

    The term was coined by John E. Wall in a 1983 letter to the International Society of Cryptozoology newsletter. However, ‘cryptid’ originally was used to describe a member of the zoological […]

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  • In 1886, Hertz developed the Hertz antenna receiver. This is a set of terminals that is not electrically grounded for its operation. He also developed a transmitting type of dipole […]

    Heinrich Hertz

    In 1886, Hertz developed the Hertz antenna receiver. This is a set of terminals that is not electrically grounded for its operation. He also developed a transmitting type of dipole […]

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  • Radionics is the use of blood, hair, a signature, or other substances unique to the person as a focus to supposedly heal a patient from afar. The concept behind radionics […]

    Radionics

    Radionics is the use of blood, hair, a signature, or other substances unique to the person as a focus to supposedly heal a patient from afar. The concept behind radionics […]

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  • Andrew Crosse (June 17, 1784 – July 6, 1855) was a British amateur scientist who was born and died at Fyne Court, Broomfield, Somerset. Crosse was an early pioneer and […]

    The real Dr Frankenstein

    Andrew Crosse (June 17, 1784 – July 6, 1855) was a British amateur scientist who was born and died at Fyne Court, Broomfield, Somerset. Crosse was an early pioneer and […]

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  • Charles Babbage, FRS (26 December 1791 – 18 October 1871) was an English mathematician, philosopher, inventor, and mechanical engineer who originated the concept of a programmable computer. Parts of his […]

    Charles Babbage

    Charles Babbage, FRS (26 December 1791 – 18 October 1871) was an English mathematician, philosopher, inventor, and mechanical engineer who originated the concept of a programmable computer. Parts of his […]

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  • Paracelsus (born Phillippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, 11 November or 17 December 1493 in Einsiedeln – 24 September 1541 in Salzburg) was a Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer, and […]

    Paracelsus

    Paracelsus (born Phillippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, 11 November or 17 December 1493 in Einsiedeln – 24 September 1541 in Salzburg) was a Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer, and […]

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  • Two of the most famously described 17th century cabinets were those of Ole Worm, known as Olaus Wormius (1588–1654) (illustration, above right), and Athanasius Kircher (1602–1680). These seventeenth-century cabinets were filled with […]

    Cabinets of Curiosities

    Two of the most famously described 17th century cabinets were those of Ole Worm, known as Olaus Wormius (1588–1654) (illustration, above right), and Athanasius Kircher (1602–1680). These seventeenth-century cabinets were filled with […]

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  • During the 18th century, the population of London was expanding and new hospitals were added to St Bartholomew’s and St Thomas’s: Guy’s (1726), St George’s (1733), the London (1740) and […]

    Dissection rooms

    During the 18th century, the population of London was expanding and new hospitals were added to St Bartholomew’s and St Thomas’s: Guy’s (1726), St George’s (1733), the London (1740) and […]

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  • In 1799 the government purchased the collection of the surgeon and anatomist John Hunter (1728-1793). It was placed in the care of the Company (later the Royal College) of Surgeons. […]

    The Hunterian Museum

    In 1799 the government purchased the collection of the surgeon and anatomist John Hunter (1728-1793). It was placed in the care of the Company (later the Royal College) of Surgeons. […]

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  • Dr Joseph Kahn’s Anatomical and Pathological Museum was the 19th century’s best-known and most visited public museum of anatomy. Established in England in 1851, at the height of popular interest […]

    Dr Kahn’s Museum: obscene anatomy in Victorian London

    Dr Joseph Kahn’s Anatomical and Pathological Museum was the 19th century’s best-known and most visited public museum of anatomy. Established in England in 1851, at the height of popular interest […]

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