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Whipple Library

Department of History and Philosophy of Science
 
Read more at: Reserve Gallery exhibition
Flier showing the 'phrenological organs' of the head

Reserve Gallery exhibition

These pages show highlights from an exhibition of the Whipple Library's special collections that was displayed in the Whipple Museum's Reserve Gallery between 2003 and 2005.


Read more at: Darwin anniversary book display
Charles Darwin, drawn in profile with a frame.

Darwin anniversary book display

Darwin anniversary book display commemorating 150 years since the publication of On the Origin of Species (February 2009).


Read more at: Adventures in the unknown: mesmerism, spiritualism and the supernatural
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Adventures in the unknown: mesmerism, spiritualism and the supernatural

This display shows a number of books from the Whipple's collection that illustrates that even in the 'age of science' scientists and the general public had a keen interest in the unknown (April 2010).


Read more at: Universal harmony and the Scientific Revolution: Books concerning music in the Whipple collection
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Universal harmony and the Scientific Revolution: Books concerning music in the Whipple collection

Relationships between music, mathematics and science have strongly influenced the thinking of music theorists and philosophers since ancient times. In the Whipple collection there are numerous references to music theory in science texts, some of which are explored here (June 2010).


Read more at: Early 19th-century natural history and the diamond lens microscope
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Early 19th-century natural history and the diamond lens microscope

The microscope books of Dr C.R. Goring and Andrew Pritchard (February 2011)


Read more at: Isaac Newton and Newtonianism: popularisation and canonisation via the medium of print
A portrait of Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton and Newtonianism: popularisation and canonisation via the medium of print

Isaac Newton and Newtonianism: popularisation and canonisation via the medium of print: an exhibition curated by Part II students (April 2011)


Read more at: The steel hand in the velvet glove: Books used for the teaching and training of nurses
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The steel hand in the velvet glove: Books used for the teaching and training of nurses

Nursing textbooks dating from the early 1900s to the 1940s (January 2012)


Read more at: Know thyself: phrenology in the Whipple Library
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Know thyself: phrenology in the Whipple Library

Phrenological material in the Whipple Library (November 2012)


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Monday - Friday

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