Early Modern Period (1450 - 1750)

Snakes and Letters

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Opioids’ Devastating Return

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The Masters of Nature

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The Age of Scurvy

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Amputation

Auld Medicine

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The Alchemist in His Study with a Woman Making Lace

The Art Detective

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A 16th-century engraving of an alchemist adding a scorpion to a mixture. (Wellcome Library)

The Language of Alchemy

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Walter Potter's Monkey Riding a Goat

Death and Taxidermy

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Learn

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Haeckel illustration of hummingbirds

Information Overload

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Esperanto postcard

Speaking in Tongues

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Rare Books

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John Mayow’s “nitro-aerial particles” in action

Carried Away

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The Secrets of Alchemy

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