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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

James Voelkel on Bringing Newton’s Alchemy to the Masses

James Voelkel spoke this past Tuesday about recent efforts to produce on-line editions of Isaac Newton’s alchemical manuscripts. The project, “The Chymystry of Isaac Newton” is an ambitious history-of-science foray into digital humanities.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/10 at 10:58 PM

Thursday, February 04, 2010

S. W. Mitchell and Phantom Limbs

The Civil War surgeon S. Wier Mitchell was one of the first physicians to study phantom limb syndrome. He collaborated with W.W. Keen and G.R. Morehouse at Turner’s Lane Hospital in Philadelphia (aka Stump Hospital). Their work formed the foundation for groundbreaking research on and understanding of neurological injuries.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/04 at 10:11 PM

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