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Digital Highlights: A Clinic Reports

After Lisa Mix’s post on hospital reports, the series of annual reports from the Payne-Whitney psychiatric clinic caught my eye this week. The report for 1935 is the third annual for the department and is a detailed write-up of clinic activities. …

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Guest Post: What Can We Learn from Hospital Reports?


Since becoming an MHL contributor in 2013, the Medical Center Archives of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell has been steadily adding materials, funded by a series of “micro-grants” from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) Digitization Grant Program. I reported on materials …

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Digital Highlights: A History of Hypnotism

Flip through the pages below or click this link to read The elements of hypnotism: the induction of hypnosis its phenomena, its dangers and value (1893). As always, for more from the Medical Heritage Library, please visit our full collection!

Weekend Reading

Most of us in the US are looking at some amount of time off in the next week or so and I don’t know about you but one of my first priorities is always to get myself well stocked with …

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Digital Highlights: A Fungous Nose

Arise Evans had a fungous nose, and said it was revealed to him that the King’s hand would cure him: and at the first coming of King Charles II. into St. James’s Park, he kissed the King’s hand and rubbed his …

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Digital Highlights: The Form of the Face

The physiognomical manual of John Caspar Lavater provides rules for judging by the phsyiognomy: is someone’s nose a little to the left? perhaps their eyebrows are not quite symmetrical? or their ears are set far back on their head? These are …

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Digital Highlights: Measure Twice…

We’re well into October now — in the United States, we’re looking forward at November and December which, for many of us, involve a bout of cooking unlike anything seen in the rest of the year. To help you out …

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Digital Highlights: “The State and the Doctor”


Sidney and Beatrice Webb were pioneer social researchers in England at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. They published indefatigably, both together and separately, to create an impressive historical and analytical body of material, …

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Digital Highlights: Analyzing the Tea Leaves — and the Coffee Beans

Modern food packaging regulations did not come from thin air: one of the parent pieces of legislation in the United Kingdom was the Adulteration Act of 1860. Previous to formal legislation on the subject, adulteration of foodstuffs — bread, coffee, …

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Digital Highlights: “Concentration”

“We will not complain that we concentrate poorly, but we will proceed to train ourselves to concentrate wonderfully.” (8)

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