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The Most Popular Pages in Medieval Manuscripts

How can you know which pages in a medieval manuscript were the most popular? Kathryn Rudy of the University of St. Andrews reasoned that the finger smudges left by readers would be a good indicator: Using a device that measures the optical density of a reflective surface, Kathryn Rudy of the University of St. Andrews in [...]

Wound Man

Wound Man, as he is known among the archivists at the Wellcome Library, has had a hard life. His superpower is apparently getting wounded in many, many different ways. But this medieval manuscript illustration of him was useful for training doctors. Just don’t touch the sides of his wounds with your tweezers. Link -via Nag on [...]