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    This article is about the Victorian naval engineer Henrietta Vansittart (1833–1883), who held patents for the Lowe-Vansittart propeller. She is a rare example of a woman practising in the engineering field in the nineteenth century.

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    This article explores Lyon Playfair's life between 1818 and 1858, from his birth to his appointment as Professor of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh.

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    Dame Margaret Weston, DBE, FMA (7 March 1926–12 January 2021), obituary

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    Obituary of Dr Anita McConnell FRGS FRSA FRMetS (1936–2016)

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    Obituary of Brian Bracegirdle

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    This article discusses the concept of ‘heroism’ in relation to science, medicine and technology. It unpicks the complexities of the concept and discusses its implications for historians of science and museum professionals.

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    An exploration of the buildings philanthropically funded by Sir Joseph Whitworth’s legacy and their impact on the development of Manchester’s built environment.

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    This article discusses the provision of spectacles under the NHS scheme in Britain from 1946-86. It reveals there was no explicit consideration of consumer choice or fashion and argues that this limited design across the British optical industry.

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    Review of the exhibition Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee at the Royal College of Physicians

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    This essay analyses representations of the ammoniaphone across nineteenth century advertising and the medical and musical press, and situates these representations within the broader Victorian fascination with the supremacy of Italian opera singers and the emergent corporeal anxieties of late nineteenth century consumer culture.

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