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Dissecting the Living: Vivisection in Early Modern England

In 1664, Robert Hooke—a pioneering member of the Royal Society and lead scientific thinker of his day—decided to investigate the mechanisms involved in breathing. In his laboratory, he strapped a stray dog to his table. Then, taking his scalpel, he proceeded to slice the terrified animal’s chest off so he could peer inside the thoracic...
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Published This Day: 1st Paper to Recognize Fossils As Living Remains

Biology / Paleontology : Paleoblog (5 years ago)

From Today In Science History:In 1667, a classic paleontological paper by Nicolaus Steno was published by the Royal Society, London. His topic, Head of a shark dissected, represented the first such scientific paper to recognise that... Read Post

Opioid Users Breathe Easier with Novel Drug to Treat Respiratory Depression

Health : Newswise Medical News (2 days ago)

People taking prescription opioids to treat moderate to severe pain may be able to breathe a little easier, literally. A study published in the September issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society ... Read Post

Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Gold Medal Recipients Named

Health : Newswise Medical News (yesterday)

Founding members Robert J. Stanley, MD, FSCBTMR, and John Haaga, MD, FSCBTMR, have been selected as the first recipients of the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT-MR) Gold Medal -- the society's highest... Read Post

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