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Introduction: A Parliament of Monsters

Samuel J. M. M. Alberti

in Morbid Curiosities: Medical Museums in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199584581
eISBN:
9780191725159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584581.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The first chapter introduces the key concepts of the book by discussing one particular specimen (an ulcerated oesophagus). It goes on to outline the spectrum of individuals and institutions that ... More


Situating Pathology: A Cultural Cartography

Samuel J. M. M. Alberti

in Morbid Curiosities: Medical Museums in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199584581
eISBN:
9780191725159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584581.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter accounts for the emergence of different kinds of collections in specific locations: London, Edinburgh, and Dublin as British capitals and renowned centres for medical education; and ... More


A New Audience for Greece and Rome

Kate Nichols

in Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace: Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199596461
eISBN:
9780191795770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596461.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 1 asks how ideas about Greek and Roman culture were shaped by the Palace’s new audience, and assesses verbal and visual representations of this new ‘mass’ constituency. Examining the writings ... More


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