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The Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia with the Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov of Russia on board the Imperial Royal yacht,the Standart. Belle Epoque, Anastasia, Russian Wife, Familia Romanov, Grand Duchess Olga, House Of Romanov, Alexandra Feodorovna, Tsar Nicholas Ii, Imperial Russia

The Syllabary of the Gilgamesh Epic and Hammurabi's Code

One of the earliest forms of writing, cuneiform was developed from the earlier proto-cuneiform in Uruk, Mesopotamia around 3000 BC.

About half the deaths of women during the Victorian period was from consumption, even greater than childbirth. We now refer to it as tuberculosis. Vintage Medical, Medical History, Weird Facts, Back In The Day, Victorian Era, Natural History, Concept Art, The Past, Drawings

About half the deaths of women during the Victorian period was from consumption, even greater than childbirth. We now refer to it as tuberculosis. | The Blonde Historian

The Elephant Man, Joseph Merrick. born was totally normal till the age of the physical deformity initially manifested as small bumps on the right side of his body by age his mother passed away and Joseph Merrick’s deformities became severe. Joseph Merrick, John Merrick, Elephant Man, Sideshow Freaks, Human Oddities, Fable, Man Images, Foto Art, Once Upon A Time

April 11, 1862: Born, Joseph Merrick. Better known as "The Elephant Man", Merrick was born with severe deformities and spent most of his life on exhibition as a curiosity. His sad life came to an end in 1890, when he died, officially of asphyxia. An autopsy revealed that his neck was broken. It is believed that Merrick, who normally slept sitting up because of the great weight of his head, had attempted to sleep lying down, to "be like other people."

Oldest Case of Scurvy in the World Discovered in Aswan King James I, Fortune Telling, Medical History, Historian, Alchemy, Natural History, Medieval, World, News

Oldest Case of Scurvy in the World Discovered in Aswan

The skeletal remains of a child that bear the telltale signs of scurvy have been discovered in Egypt in the southern city of Aswan. The skeleton itself, which has been dated to anywhere between 3,800

Jean-Martin Charcot was a French neurologist and professor of anatomical pathology. Known as "the founder of modern neurology" and is "associated with at least 15 medical eponyms", including Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Sigmund Freud, Philosophy Of Mind, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophies, Borderline Personality Disorder, Vintage Medical, Central Nervous System, Medical History, Multiple Sclerosis

Jean-Martin Charcot (1825 – 1893) was a French neurologist and professor of anatomical pathology. He is known as "the founder of modern neurology", and his name has been associated with at least 15 medical eponyms, including Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and Charcot disease (better known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, motor neurone disease, or Lou Gehrig disease).Charcot has been referred to as "the father of French neurology and one of the world's pioneers of neurology".

Poisonous wafers advertised as being “simply magical” for the complexion. Guaranteed to improve “even the coarsest and most repulsive skin and complexion!" Source: 11 Bizarre and Dangerous Items Sold by Sears in 1902 / Mental Floss Vintage Medical, Vintage Ads, Vintage Posters, Vintage Photos, Weird Vintage, Old Advertisements, Advertising, Pseudo Science, Medical History

11 Bizarre and Dangerous Items Sold by Sears in 1902

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A photograph of Joseph Merrick, known as the "Elephant Man". This photograph of Joseph Merrick, known as the "Elephant Man,” was published in the British Medical Journal with the announcement of Merrick's death in Joseph Merrick, John Merrick, Elephant Man, Tv Movie, Movies, Human Oddities, Victorian Life, Fable, Vintage Circus

20 Notable People Who Died At 27 - Listverse

The original “27 club” was Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, who died within 2 years of each other in 1969-1971. To these is usually added Kurt Cobain (1994). Many other notable people, some well-known, others less so, also died at the age of 27. I have omitted some other musicians and

The darker side of climbing. Frostbite is caused by prolonged exposure to damp cold temperatures around freezing or to dry cold temperatures well below freezing. If not immediately recognized and treated, permanent tissue damage will occur. Strange Photos, Strange Things, Human Oddities, Overcoming Adversity, Medical History, Weird Pictures, Radiology, Weird World, Medical Conditions

Frostbite

Frostbite is caused by exposure to damp cold temperatures around freezing or to dry cold temperatures well below freezing.