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image: Bathtub Bloodbath, 1793

Bathtub Bloodbath, 1793

By Shawna Williams | October 1, 2017

French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat took on many roles over the course of his life, including physician and scientist.

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image: Discovery of the Malaria Parasite, 1880

Discovery of the Malaria Parasite, 1880

By Shawna Williams | September 1, 2017

Most didn’t believe French doctor Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran when he said he’d spotted the causative agent of the disease—and that it was an animal.

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By ditching traditional agar-based media, two biochemists captured iconic images of Myxococcus in 1982.

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image: First Photo of Intact Giant Squid, 1874

First Photo of Intact Giant Squid, 1874

By Catherine Offord | July 1, 2016

Moses Harvey’s photograph brought the mysterious creature out of legend and into science.

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image: The Rabies Vaccine Backstory

The Rabies Vaccine Backstory

By Catherine Offord | June 1, 2016

Louis Pasteur’s trepidation at injecting a child with the first rabies vaccine might have reflected his private knowledge of its lack of prior animal testing.

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image: Fighting Cancer with Infection, 1891

Fighting Cancer with Infection, 1891

By Catherine Offord | April 1, 2016

Now hailed as the father of immunotherapy, William Coley pioneered extraordinary methods to treat cancer.

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image: The Cyclopes of Idaho, 1950s

The Cyclopes of Idaho, 1950s

By Karen Zusi | December 1, 2015

A rash of deformed lambs eventually led to the creation of a cancer-fighting agent.

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image: A Case of Sexual Ambiguity, 1865

A Case of Sexual Ambiguity, 1865

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of an autopsy report describing the first known case of a sexual development disorder.

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image: Half Mile Down, 1934

Half Mile Down, 1934

By Jenny Rood | July 1, 2015

In his bathysphere, William Beebe plumbed the ocean to record-setting depths.

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image: Water Fleas, 1755

Water Fleas, 1755

By Jenny Rood | June 1, 2015

A German naturalist trains a keen eye and a microscope on a tiny crustacean to unlock its secrets.

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