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The "Etheric Force Machine"

John Ernst Worrell Keely was, in his own words, “the greatest humbug of the nineteenth century.” The perpetrator of a long-running and remarkably elaborate pseudoscientific scam, Keely convinced numer

Exhibition Hall at Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia

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Wagner Free Institute of Science

The Exhibition Hall at the Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia, with its original systematic scheme of cherry-wood cabinets dating from the 1880s, provides a rare view of a Victorian scie

Barry Faulkner’s 1936 rendition of the Constitutional Convention

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The First Dissenters

George Mason swore he would rather "chop off his right hand" than sign the Constitution.

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Medical Assurance

In the NEH-supported American Nursing: A History of Knowledge, Authority, and the Meaning of Work by Patricia D’Antonio, and published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2010, we learn of t