Thursday, March 12, 2009

Fantastic resource

I'm working on the outline of a story that takes place in the Virgin Islands in the nineteenth century. Warren Ellis linked us to a scary piece about horrific medical instruments, which was amazing, and now I'm exploring the science museum that hosts the piece.

They have a nifty search tool that will let you search on various themes, like treatments and cures or surgery, or places, or people. So you can look for images of treatments and cures from Barbados and get a hit. Or you can look at everything from Ancient Egypt.

I just wish they had more images. They've got 2500, which sounds like a lot but the original collection was over a million pieces.

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/objects.aspx

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