The Plastic Brain

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Erasmus Darwin’s Zoonomia doesn’t get the popular recognition it deserves. Maybe this won’t bring it to the big time, but at least it’s a step in the right direction.

Via jtotheizzoe:


Typographical scientific artwork by Dr Stephen Gaeta

  1. Extraocular: Text from Zoonomia, the 1794 masterpiece of Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles), in which he attempted to catalog and explain human anatomy, pathology, and physiology, including the visual system. (SOURCE)
  2. Beat Poetry: Text from the seminal 1809 work of cardiologyCases of the Organic Disease of the Heart, with Dissections and Some Remarks Intended to Point Out the Distinctive Symptoms of These Diseases, by John Collins Warren. In this work, Warren describes the symptoms of 11 of his patients with heart disease as they presented in his office and, later, on his dissecting table. (SOURCE)
  3. Reactant: Text from the The Sceptical Chymist by Robert Boyle (1661), in which he provided the foundations of modern chemistry by proving that matter is comprised of individual atoms. (SOURCE)
  4. Transgenic:  Text from Chromosome 1 of the human genome.

[found by Atavus]

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Author: Rogan Tinsley

Biology, science and maths teacher with a PhD in Neuroscience and passion for education.

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