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During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies.    A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.

During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.

Scientist Rosalind Franklin made the first clear X-ray images of DNA’s structure. Her work was described as the most beautiful X-ray photographs ever taken. Franklin’s ‘Photo 51’ informed Crick and Watson of DNA’s double helix structure for which they were awarded a Nobel Prize. Franklin died of ovarian cancer in 1958, aged 37, her contribution to DNA’s discovery story unacknowledged.

Scientist Rosalind Franklin made the first clear X-ray images of DNA’s structure. Her work was described as the most beautiful X-ray photographs ever taken. Franklin’s ‘Photo 51’ informed Crick and Watson of DNA’s double helix structure for which they were awarded a Nobel Prize. Franklin died of ovarian cancer in 1958, aged 37, her contribution to DNA’s discovery story unacknowledged.

Mummified medical cadaver head. Probably from a medical school's collection. Most likely 19C.

Mummified medical cadaver head. Probably from a medical school's collection. Most likely 19C.

Medical clothing worn during time of plague, 1819, Marseille. Plague Doctors would carry a stick or staff as part of their uniform to fend off any infected person who came to close.

Medical clothing worn during time of plague, 1819, Marseille. Plague Doctors would carry a stick or staff as part of their uniform to fend off any infected person who came to close.

1861-1865, Nashville, Tennessee, Confederate States of America --- Two wounded Federal soldiers are cared for by Anne Bell, a nurse during the American Civil War.

My discovery while house hunting

1861-1865, Nashville, Tennessee, Confederate States of America --- Two wounded Federal soldiers are cared for by Anne Bell, a nurse during the American Civil War.

Rhinoplasty.  Loss of nose due to an injury, and replacement by a  finger in 1880.  Surgery by Dr. E. Hart, photo by OG Mason, both of  Bellevue Hospital, NY.

Rhinoplasty. Loss of nose due to an injury, and replacement by a finger in 1880. Surgery by Dr. E. Hart, photo by OG Mason, both of Bellevue Hospital, NY.

Dr John B. Watson and Rosalie Raynor studying the grasp reflex of a newborn baby. Baltimore. ca 1916-1920.

Dr John B. Watson and Rosalie Raynor studying the grasp reflex of a newborn baby. Baltimore. ca 1916-1920.

Hopi Snake Priest, 1924. ☚ I had a very hard time pinning this one.......scares the dickens right out of me!

Hopi Snake Priest, 1924. ☚ I had a very hard time pinning this one.......scares the dickens right out of me!

Eagle Spirit Mask, Máscara de chamán tlingit - 1820-50 Fenimore Art Museum

Eagle Spirit Mask, Máscara de chamán tlingit - 1820-50 Fenimore Art Museum