Month: February 2019

Fe del Mundo

Fe Del Mundo (1911-2011) was a filipina pediatrician, and the first woman to be admitted into Harvard Medical School. Del Mundo humorously relates that when she arrived in Boston and went to the dormitory assigned her in a letter from the director of the…

Edith Clarke

February 10 is reserved to Edith Clarke Today is the birthday of Edith Clarke, the first female electrical engineer and the first female professor of electrical engineering in the US. She was born in 1883 in Howard County, Maryland. During her career, Clarke published…

Perfume holder

(27.0 x 19.0 x 15.5 cm: gold, silver and rubies), India 1870-1875 This perfume holder was presented to the Prince of Wales by Jashwant Singh ii, Maharaja of Jodhpur (1838–95). The Prince first met the Maharaja at the Madras Racecourse on 15 December, and…

Bracelet of Ramesses

Gold mining has a long history in Egypt, as ancient artifacts attest. This gold and lapis lazuli bracelet was probably worn by Ramesses II (reign. c.1279-1213 BC) or one of his favorites. The solid gold bangle is composed of two parts, linked on one…

Packing up human skulls, 1948

Attendants from the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College Of Surgeons packing up some of the 3,000 human skulls stored in a shed in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, before their transfer to the Natural History Museum, July 1, 1948. The skulls include those of…

Medival surgeon’s iphone

These pages are part of a medieval surgical manual written by the 14th-century surgeon Jan Yperman. It describes in detail how to treat various wounds and illnesses. It also shows, however, what instruments needed to be used. For a compound fracture of the leg,…

Codex Rotundus

Back in medschool my teacher told me a few interesting words “Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint” =) Of course he used M. Twain’s words  because I was always short in my answers to his class and because…

New books in New York

What happens after going from pirouettes to politics? Peasantry to paparazzi? Behold the tales of two unbreakable beauties, with brains (and bravery) to boot. h/t Oxford University I’ll go with the blue one first 😉

Superintelligence : Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Currently reading this book….and is not an easy book at all 😉 Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies,” argues that true artificial intelligence, if it is realized, might pose a danger that exceeds every previous threat from technology—even nuclear weapons—and that if its development is not…

Travel memo

The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.

Surrealist eyes

Eyes and multiplication are definitely Dalinean elements. In 1976, Dali, inspired by an advertisement, created a conceptual architectural project which he transformed into a sculpture in 1980.

M Train

“I believe in movement. I believe in that lighthearted balloon, the world. I believe in midnight and the hour of noon. But what else do I believe in? Sometimes everything. Sometimes nothing. It fluctuates like light flitting over a pond.” ~ M Train –…