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Rare, Beautiful and Disturbing Objects From the National Library of Medicine

Buried in the National Library of Medicine's collection of more than 17 million items are some pretty amazing, largely unseen objects from around the world. The mesmerizing new book Hidden Treasure is filled with images of these objects that are beautiful, enlightening or disturbing, and sometimes all three. The highlights include Hitler's medical records, detailed graphic depictions of early-20th-century surgical techniques, a Russian book of clinical dermatology from 1887, and a report from the first medical responders to enter Hiroshima after the bomb.
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500 Years Of Rare Science Illustrations

Odd : The Presurfer (last year)

image credit Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library brings together an extraordinary collection of works from the Rare Book Room and Rare Book Collections of the Ame... Read Post

Image of the Day --A Massive Galaxy Cluster 160 Trillion Times Mass of the Sun

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (6 days ago)

Large clumps of mass in the Universe warp and distort the space-time around them. Acting like lenses, they appear to magnify and bend light that travels through them from more distant objects. This warping of space-time by large obj... Read Post

Quirky Photos From the National Library of Medicine (Slideshow)

Entertainment : Speakeasy - WSJ.com (2 years ago)

In the new book, "Hidden Treasure," rare images give a quirky look into the odd history of medicine. Check out a slideshow of illustrations from the book. Read Post


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