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Netherlands

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English


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⑤ The Philosopher’s Study▪On alchemy’s transition into chemistry

9/20/2017
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In the 16th century, alchemy became a victim of its own success. The more it achieved, the more its reputation suffered.

Duration:00:27:32

④ Between Skin and Bones▪On surgery’s discord with anatomy

7/13/2017
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In the 16th century, great advances were made in anatomy. Amazingly, this didn’t lead to a single improvement in surgery, which remained crude, cruel, and lethal.

Duration:00:23:16

③ Enchanting Numbers▪On computers’ invention as mechanical calculators

5/22/2017
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Computing began long before the twentieth century. Mechanical calculators ran on cogs, wheels, and steam engines.

Duration:00:27:53

② Beyond the Edge of the World▪On worldviews in Columbus’ time

5/1/2017
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Columbus discovers America. But more importantly, he discovers discovery itself.

Duration:00:22:22

① Bloody Beginnings▪On blood transfusion as medical cure-all

4/14/2017
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Daring 17th century doctors try their hand at blood transfusion. With fatal consequences.

Duration:00:26:59