Posts Tagged: anatomy

The undignified fight over the skeleton of a colossus

A pretty decent article about Charles Byrne, including this great picture from PA of a young Queen Elizabeth II sizing up the ‘Irish Giant’. The Queen was continuing a tradition begun by her ancestor King George III, who likely met

The undignified fight over the skeleton of a colossus

A pretty decent article about Charles Byrne, including this great picture from PA of a young Queen Elizabeth II sizing up the ‘Irish Giant’. The Queen was continuing a tradition begun by her ancestor King George III, who likely met

Debate over Irish Giant’s fate reawakens

An article in the British Medical Journal this week has reopened the debate about whether the skeleton of Charles Byrne, the ‘Irish Giant’, should be removed from the London museum where it has been on display for almost 200 years

Debate over Irish Giant’s fate reawakens

An article in the British Medical Journal this week has reopened the debate about whether the skeleton of Charles Byrne, the ‘Irish Giant’, should be removed from the London museum where it has been on display for almost 200 years

Sirenomelia x-ray 2

Sirenomelia, or mermaid syndrome, is a rare congenital malformation characterised by the fusion of lower limb structures. The estimated incidence is 1 in 60,000 – 70,000 of pregnancies. There may be greater predilection among males, somewhat paradoxically given the usage

Sirenomelia x-ray 2

Sirenomelia, or mermaid syndrome, is a rare congenital malformation characterised by the fusion of lower limb structures. The estimated incidence is 1 in 60,000 – 70,000 of pregnancies. There may be greater predilection among males, somewhat paradoxically given the usage

In pictures: London’s lost museums

The Hunterian Museum, seen here around 1842, is hosting an exhibition from 1 March to 2 July called Lost Museums: Nature And Medicine On Show telling the story of seven early natural history and anatomy museums in the capital, dating

In pictures: London’s lost museums

The Hunterian Museum, seen here around 1842, is hosting an exhibition from 1 March to 2 July called Lost Museums: Nature And Medicine On Show telling the story of seven early natural history and anatomy museums in the capital, dating

Inside the business of selling human body parts

Is the human body sacred? Or is it a commodity ready to be chopped up and exposed to the forces of supply and demand? The answer is a matter of perspective. The questions first came to prominence in England in

Inside the business of selling human body parts

Is the human body sacred? Or is it a commodity ready to be chopped up and exposed to the forces of supply and demand? The answer is a matter of perspective. The questions first came to prominence in England in

Hunter’s dissection room

Drawing, by Thomas Rowlandson, traditionally identified as William Hunter’s dissection room; typical of any dissection room of the latter half of the eighteenth century. c.1770 Via commons.wikimedia.org

Hunter’s dissection room

Drawing, by Thomas Rowlandson, traditionally identified as William Hunter’s dissection room; typical of any dissection room of the latter half of the eighteenth century. c.1770 Via commons.wikimedia.org

The Reward for Cruelty

The Four Stages of Cruelty is a series of four printed engravings published by English artist William Hogarth in 1751. Each print depicts a different stage in the life of the fictional Tom Nero. In the last his body is

The Reward for Cruelty

The Four Stages of Cruelty is a series of four printed engravings published by English artist William Hogarth in 1751. Each print depicts a different stage in the life of the fictional Tom Nero. In the last his body is

Voice box transplant woman speaks again after 10 years

A woman whose natural voice could have been silenced forever because of vocal cord damage is able to talk again after undergoing a rare voice box transplant. Bia cbsnews.com

Voice box transplant woman speaks again after 10 years

A woman whose natural voice could have been silenced forever because of vocal cord damage is able to talk again after undergoing a rare voice box transplant. Bia cbsnews.com

Uncovering the secrets of pioneering doctors’ gardens

Two pioneering eighteenth-century doctors and the unusual uses to which they put their gardens are the focus of a new study by a Bristol University historian. Funded by a grant from the Wellcome Trust, Dr Clare Hickman of the Department of

Uncovering the secrets of pioneering doctors’ gardens

Two pioneering eighteenth-century doctors and the unusual uses to which they put their gardens are the focus of a new study by a Bristol University historian. Funded by a grant from the Wellcome Trust, Dr Clare Hickman of the Department of

How an Irish giant and an 18th century surgeon could help people with growth disorders

In April 1782, a real, live giant appeared in London. Charles Byrne was said to be a majestic 8ft 4in (2.54 metres) in height and able to light his pipe on street lamps. Now, the macabre events that took place

How an Irish giant and an 18th century surgeon could help people with growth disorders

In April 1782, a real, live giant appeared in London. Charles Byrne was said to be a majestic 8ft 4in (2.54 metres) in height and able to light his pipe on street lamps. Now, the macabre events that took place