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ANATOMY Leonardo Da Vinci: The Search for the Soul.  London Regional Art and Historical Museums (London, Ontario, Canada)   [Details]
ANESTHESIA "We have conquered pain." A Celebration of Ether 1846-1996.  Massachusetts General Hospital [MGH] (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)   [Details]
NEUROSURGERY Cyber Museum of Neurosurgery.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons [AANS] (Chicago, Illinois, USA)   [Details]
NEUROSURGERY The History of Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.  Massachusetts General Hospital [MGH] (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)   [Details]
PAIN Relief of Pain and Suffering.  University of California, Los Angeles: Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library (Los Angeles, California, USA)   [Details]
PAIN "We have conquered pain." A Celebration of Ether 1846-1996.  Massachusetts General Hospital [MGH] (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)   [Details]
SOUL Leonardo Da Vinci: The Search for the Soul.  London Regional Art and Historical Museums (London, Ontario, Canada)   [Details]
WOMEN Women of Science at the MBL.  Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA)   [Details]




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Cyber Museum of Neurosurgery

American Association of Neurological Surgeons [AANS] (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

<http://www.neurosurgery.org/pubpages/cybermuseum/entrancehall.html>

"Initial efforts with the Cyber Museum have been devoted to the display of material readily available in the AANS Archives. Future efforts are planned that will allow the many areas of the specialty to create exhibits of special interest. Among these exhibits will be advances in pediatric neurosurgery, the history of the management of pain and movement disorders, military medicine, neurosurgical instrumentation development, and a focus on major personalities in the development of the neurosciences. In addition, coming exhibits are planned to include audio and video clips from the oral history program, Leaders in Neurosurgery." [From: Entrance Hall screen]

Site includes:

Curator: Chris Ann Philips


Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature

National Library of Medicine (Bethesda, Maryland, USA)

<http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/frankenstein/frankhome.html>

"In 1816, an Englishwoman still in her teens, Mary Shelley, conceived the story of a scientist obsessed with creating life. Shelley's scientist, Victor Frankenstein, succeeds. But while Frankenstein's creature can think and feel, he is monstrous to the eye. Spurned by all, including Victor Frankenstein himself, the embittered creature turns into a savage killer. In 1818, Shelley's story was published as Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus,. This story--both in the original novel and shaped into new forms, such as plays, films, and comics--has captivated people ever since, exposing hidden, sometimes barely conscious fears of science and technology. As scientists have gained new powers, the Frankenstein story remains, like a warning beacon, throwing its harsh, unsettling beam upon human efforts to penetrate the secrets of nature. This exhibition looks at the world from which Mary Shelley came, at how popular culture has embraced the Frankenstein story, and at how Shelley's creation continues to illuminate the blurred, uncertain boundaries of what we consider "acceptable" science." [From: Introduction]

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The History of Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital [MGH] (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

<http://neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu/history.htm>

" Two major branches of American neurosurgery could be said to have passed from Victor Horsley via John W. Eliot at M.G.H.. The first was Harvey Cushing and the American school of neurosurgery for intracranial tumors. The second passed to Samuel J. Mixter and his son William Jason Mixter and concentrated on functional and spinal neurosurgery..." [From: Outline History screen]

Site includes:

Author: Stephen Tatter


Leonardo Da Vinci: The Search for the Soul

London Regional Art and Historical Museums (London, Ontario, Canada)

<http://www.btfc.org/Leonardo/Leonardo.html>

"One of Leonardo's most interesting anatomical explorations involved his 'search for the soul'. His method of working to resolve such a problem involved the careful accumulation of information from ancient and contemporary sources, careful note-taking, discussion with acknowledged experts and then his personal search for the truth. Leonardo explored a myriad of techniques learned from his knowledge of painting and sculpture in order to discover the site of the senso comune ... the soul. ... The first objective of the exhibition is to outline Leonardo's method of innovative exploration related to the continuum of anatomical studies associated with the brain. The second objective is to provide a hands-on exhibition which allows for an exploration of brain function." [From: Forward screen]

Original exhibition took place in conjunction with the 31st Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences (1996)

Curator: Rolando Del Maestro


Relief of Pain and Suffering

Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, University of California, Los Angeles [UCLA] (Los Angeles, California, USA)

<http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/biomed/his/PainExhibit/>

"Although physicians have sought to alleviate pain for centuries, the history of pain research and modern pain treatment begins in the 1800s. The enigma of pain, which Albert Schweitzer called 'the most terrible of all the lords of mankind,' has yielded slowly to determined investigators and clinicians. The exhibit was prepared in conjunction with the Symposium: Pain and Suffering in History- Narrative Science, Medicine and Culture, which took place 13-14 March 1998. The symposium and the exhibit mark the official dedication of the John C. Liebeskind History of Pain Collection at the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, UCLA." [From: introduction screen]

Curators: Marcia Meldrum, Katharine Donahue, Russell Johnson, with thanks to David Gartrell
Web Design: David Yamamoto


"We have conquered pain." A Celebration of Ether 1846-1996

Massachusetts General Hospital [MGH] (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

<http://neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu/History/ether1.htm>

Site outline:

Special issue of MGH Hotline


Women of Science at the MBL

Marine Biological Laboratory [MBL] (Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA)

<http://www.mbl.edu/html/WOMEN/intro.html>

"Founded in 1888, the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts was unusual for its time in that it encouraged the enrollment of women students of science on an equal basis with men. In these early years, approximately one-third of the classes in advanced scientific studies were composed of women who came from many areas of the country. Individual women as well as women's social and educational groups had been instrumental in raising approximately half of the funds required for the establishment of the MBL....The women scientists featured in this display are representative of the many distinguished women who studied at the MBL in its earliest days." [From: "Women at MBL: The Early Years" screen]

Curator: Cherry Tong



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