A syringe for adminstering enemas
A technique to obtain prints from an engraved surface. Engraving is the practice of cutting into a hard, usually flat surface.
Rectangular, flat container made of flexible material that is folded to produce overlapping seams that are adhered together on two or three edges; often with a flag closure, and intended for small objects or documents.
One of a group of complex organic substances formed in the living cells of plants and animals. A catalyst for the chemical reactions of biological processes.
A sudden widespread occurance of an infection with high numbers of people affected.
The study of epidemic disease, including its spread, causes and methods of control.
A technique used in childbirth and gynaecological surgery. An anaesthetic is injected into the epidural space of the spinal cord, usually via a catheter. Sensation is lost in the abdominal, genital and pelvic areas as a result.
A disorder of brain function characterized by seizures that occur suddenly. The seizures can be triggered by fast flashing lights, especially strobe lighting.
Poisoning induced from too much medicinal ergot or eating grain infected by ergot (fungus). Symptoms include spasms, cramp and gangrene. Historically known as St Anthony’s fire because a pilgrimage to his tomb was said to cure the symptoms.
Short literary compositions on single subjects, often presenting the personal view of the author. AHD.
Print made from an etched printing plate, which is a metal plate on which a design is made by coating the plate with an acid-resistant substance, creating a design in the coating, and then exposing the plate to acid, which etches the plate where the metal is exposed. For designs incised directly into a copper plate using a burin or graver, use "engravings (prints)."
A volatile liquid (resulting from the action of sulphuric acid upon alcohol) formerly used as an anaesthetic. Ether was usually inhaled.
A glass instrument for measuring changes in volume of gases. The eudiometer is effective during and following chemical reactions. It often resembles a large upside-down test tube with a scale on the side.
The study of human improvement by selective breeding, founded in the 1800s by English scientist Sir Francis Galton. Widely discredited after its use by the Nazi regime.
Euthanasia is the action of directly causing the quick and painless death of a person with a terminal disease. It is illegal in most countries and is a controversial subject. In most cases it is performed as part of the patient's wishes.
A manifestation of magic, commonly regarded as a curse which may result in bad luck, illness or even death. It has a place in many different cultures.
trial term S&H
used to simulate the trotting of a horse, also known as a chamber horse
A surgical operation used to determine the cause of a patient's symptoms.
Type of light meter that measures the intensity of incident and reflected visible light and converts it into units that photographers use to adjust the aperture & shutter interval of camera