Thursday, 6 May 2010

Teresia Constantia Phillips

The Green Canister: Mrs Phillips's Covent Garden Sex Shop
* Teresia Constantia Phillips's life is as extraordinary and outlandish as one can imagine of an 18thC courtesan.

Castration

'A tear in each note and a sigh in each breath': The Castrati
* Castration has been used as a punishment, for religious purposes, and also for musical purposes.

Castrati

'A tear in each note and a sigh in each breath': The Castrati
* Castration has been used as a punishment, for religious purposes, and also for musical purposes.

Don Shelton

Burking and Body-Snatching: The Deadly Side of Medicine in Georgian London
* Recent article, "in the Guardian regarding Don Shelton's latest paper in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, where he posits that surgeons William Hunter and William Smellie had women at their full-term of pregnancy murdered or 'burked' to provide bodies to further their obstetric studies."

Pregnancy

Burking and Body-Snatching: The Deadly Side of Medicine in Georgian London
* Recent article, "in the Guardian regarding Don Shelton's latest paper in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, where he posits that surgeons William Hunter and William Smellie had women at their full-term of pregnancy murdered or 'burked' to provide bodies to further their obstetric studies."

William Smellie

Burking and Body-Snatching: The Deadly Side of Medicine in Georgian London
* Recent article, "in the Guardian regarding Don Shelton's latest paper in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, where he posits that surgeons William Hunter and William Smellie had women at their full-term of pregnancy murdered or 'burked' to provide bodies to further their obstetric studies."

William Hunter

Burking and Body-Snatching: The Deadly Side of Medicine in Georgian London
* Recent article, "in the Guardian regarding Don Shelton's latest paper in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, where he posits that surgeons William Hunter and William Smellie had women at their full-term of pregnancy murdered or 'burked' to provide bodies to further their obstetric studies."

Body-Snatching

Burking and Body-Snatching: The Deadly Side of Medicine in Georgian London
* Recent article, "in the Guardian regarding Don Shelton's latest paper in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, where he posits that surgeons William Hunter and William Smellie had women at their full-term of pregnancy murdered or 'burked' to provide bodies to further their obstetric studies."

Burking

Burking and Body-Snatching: The Deadly Side of Medicine in Georgian London
* Recent article, "in the Guardian regarding Don Shelton's latest paper in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, where he posits that surgeons William Hunter and William Smellie had women at their full-term of pregnancy murdered or 'burked' to provide bodies to further their obstetric studies."

Nosegay

Alimony and Acting: The Life of Nosegay Fan
* Frances Abington continued to live in a fashionable and very popular way long after she had given up the stage. She died in her home in Pall Mall in 1815, an old and very successful lady. Brava!

Frances Abington

Alimony and Acting: The Life of Nosegay Fan
* Frances Abington continued to live in a fashionable and very popular way long after she had given up the stage. She died in her home in Pall Mall in 1815, an old and very successful lady. Brava!

Frances Barton

Alimony and Acting: The Life of Nosegay Fan
* Frances Abington continued to live in a fashionable and very popular way long after she had given up the stage. She died in her home in Pall Mall in 1815, an old and very successful lady. Brava!

Free Will

Scientists say free will probably doesn't exist, but urge: "Don't stop believing!"

Hand Washing

Out, damn'd decision: Hand washing helps us live with our choices (Scientific American)
* A new study, published online May 6 in Science, reveals the power of hand washing to ease people's minds about even mundane decisions.