Sunday, March 09, 2008

Investigating Medicine and Murder.

The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine is offering an exhibition, "Most Horrible and Shocking Murders!", which features true-crime murder pamphlets from the library's collection. It runs until June 15th. More information appears here.

The division also has some fascinating online exhibitions, such as "Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body," "Cholera Online: A Modern Pandemic in Text and Images," and "Diseases of the Mind: Highlights of American Psychiatry through 1900."

(Hat tip to PhiloBiblos. Photo: Pioneering DNA scientist Rosalind Franklin, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)

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