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- History In Pictures
- History In Pictures
Even as medicine was rapidly improving, these downright scary or dangerous treatments were still lingering.
The treatments prescribed by Simon Forman and Richard Napier were weird, ineffective, and often dangerous. Now you can read hundreds of their case notes online.
In 1900, cocaine wasn’t just a drug – it was the drug that could cure anything that ailed a patient. Here’s how it came to be Americans’ medicine of choice in the first decade of the 20th century.
London used to really stink—but cleaning it up made a world of difference in public health.
The Romans’ obsession with cleanliness is legendary, but it might have backfired.
What makes trash collection so attractive to mobsters?https://t.co/uKLhFfXwZk
The 2000 film starts with a farmer sawing apart the bodies of his conjoined sons.
"Ratto di Proserpina" is a large Baroque marble sculpture by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, made between 1621 and 1622. He was 23 when he completed this sculpture https://t.co/PIh8HrO9Tm
'The West Wing' rose above early doubts to become one of most celebrated shows of its era, winning four consecutive Outstanding Drama Series Emmys.
Thinker/scientist/activist W.E.B. Du Bois was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard.
A couple making a point about smog and the environment. 1970, Photo by H. Armstrong⠀ https://t.co/ahmUtlHNsM
The Poison Garden is full of things people shouldn’t even smell, let alone touch or eat.
On another momentous occasion, he crossed carrying an iron stove. https://t.co/2ufJxyDsPf
Next time you complain about your boring desk job, be glad you're not a tosher.
One of the most common early pranks was to send potential “fools” on impossible tasks—literally, on a fool’s errand—to look for a bucket of striped paint, for example. Here are seven other great historical pranks.
With his gravelly baritone and colorful lyrics, Johnny Cash became one of the 1960s’ most prolific crossover artists, bridging the gap between country and early rock ‘n’ roll with a moody, bluesy flair.
For April Fools' Day in 1957, the BBC convinced its viewers that spaghetti grows on trees.
This man just became part of history! 🏼🏼🏼🏼 https://t.co/OCuQNyzOj4
Watch as ruins across Europe transform back into the formidable forts and turreted castles they used to be, courtesy of a little modern-day magic.
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