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 hospital housing, much to her surprise she found herself in a […]
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 18 technical papers, received a patent for a graphical calculator, became […]
(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 later at Calcutta, where the Maharaja was made a Knight Commander […]
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 side by a hinge and on the other by a clasp. […]
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 Chinese pirates, Eskimos and Maoris. Each of the skulls has a […]
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, for example, the jagged-edged scissors in the image were recommended. And […]
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 my answers always had medical terms mostly hijacked by me. So […]
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 😉
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 managed carefully humanity risks engineering its own extinction. Central to this […]
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
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.
“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 – P.Smith ~
My Thoughts, I am keenly aware of the tremendous personal honor involved in my having been chosen to be a member of the Army Special Attack Corps, which is considered to be the most elite attack force in the service of our glorious fatherland. My thoughts about all these things derive from a logical standpoint […]