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Rectal dilator, Shelton Physician's Vibrator, Made by Shelton Vibrator, Shelton Electric Co., Chicago, U.S.A., 1906-1917, Blythe House, Science Museum, London, England, A659643.
"A Dandy Fainting or—An Exquisite in Fits," by Isaac Robert Cruikshank, 1818.
An iron sword with copper core and jade handle in Western Zhou period (1046 B.C. - 771 B.C.), excavated in 1990 in Sanmenxia, Henan Province. Henan Museum in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China.
Tibetan Globe
The earliest recording of "making the peak(s) of Mount South as the Front Gate (of the city)"
Zhang Zeduan, Qingming shanghe tu 清明上河圖 (The opening of the river during the third month, or: Upstream through the ordered realm). Ink and color on silk, 12th century. The Palace Museum, Beijing.

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Department I | Structural Changes in Systems of Knowledge

Department II | Ideals and Practices of Rationality

MPG Minerva Research Group | Reading and Writing Nature in Early Modern Europe

Max Planck Research Program | History of the Max Planck Society

TOPOI Junior Research Group | Between Knowledge and Innovation: the Unequal-Armed Balance