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Come and learn about the world of open access in the Lecture Circus!

The Lecture Circus is an academic exercise in interdisciplinary discourse and discovery!

Listen to, learn from, and talk to experts in neuroscience, library science, psychology, green spaces, and many more!

Join forces and reimagine collaboration! Submit your unabstract to promote your idea(s) and connect with like-minded individuals!

EnLightening (sic) talks will discuss topical scholarly issues in open-access publishing and resources, ChatGPT, alt publishing, open science, AI, diversity, equity and inclusion, impact assessment, and many more!

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Scientific researches

Images from the History of Medicine (IHM)
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, artist
A burlesque on the Royal Institution, which had been recently founded. A group of fashionable people sits in a semi-circle and watches an experiment that takes place at a table in the center of a lecture hall. The lecturer experiments on another man by administering gas through a tube inserted in the latter's mouth while he pinches the subject's nostrils. The result is a violent explosion of flame and smoke from the subject's breeches. Audience members variously hold their noses, take snuff, write notes, or react with surprise.
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
1 print : image 27 x 37 cm., on board 32 x 45 cm.
Gift; William H. Helfand; 2003; 03-75.

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