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1778 Benjamin Franklin scientist Featured Scientists Print

1778 Benjamin Franklin scientist

Benjamin Franklin, scientist, inventor, and US Founding Father (January 17 1706 - April 17 1790). Steel engraving by J. Thompson 1834 with later colouring, after 1778 painting by Duplessis. Dubbed "the First American" he may thus also be considered the first American scientist. His studies of electricity earned him the Royal Society Copeley Medal in 1753 and in 1756 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society. After an honorary doctorate from Oxford in 1762 he became "Doctor Franklin". He helped demonstrate the unity of electrical phenomenon, and the existence of positive and negative charge. His celebrated kite flying in storms was designed to show that lightning was electrical. Being struck would be lethal, so he only suggested collecting charge to show that it performed in the same way as laboratory electrical charge. Among his many inventions is the first lightning rod and bifocals

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1788 John Hunter Portrait Surgeon Featured Scientists Print

1788 John Hunter Portrait Surgeon

The pioneering Scottish surgeon and anatomist John Hunter (1728-1793) in old age. Oil painting with tinting by an unknown artist after the painting by Reynolds 1786. Colln. of photographer. Hunter lived and worked mostly in London becoming a Fellow of The Royal Society (1767) surgeon to King George III (1776) and Surgeon General (1789). Around his desk are specimens including (hanging) the celebrated Irish Giant Charles Byrne who Hunter met and later dissected. The giant is said to have requested a burial at sea to avoid this after death. The book shows skulls and limbs (monkey to man) showing gradation of form (that would encourage some to evoke evolution). Revered as medic and scientist, Hunter has recently been controversially accused, in a 2010 Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine paper by Don Shelton, of being accomplice to his brother in murdering pregnant women for research


Marie Curie, caricature Featured Scientists Print

Marie Curie, caricature

Marie Curie. Caricature of the Polish chemist Marie Curie (1867-1934), holding a round bottomed flask. Curie is known for her pioneering early work with radioactivity. She isolated the elements polonium and radium from uranium ore, a feat that gained her the 1911 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. This award came eight years after she received the Nobel prize for Physics for her work on radioactivity in general. In World War I, she was a proponent of mobile radiography units for the diagnosis of injuries in wounded soldiers. She died of aplastic anaemia, almost certainly due to her lifelong exposure to the hazardous materials she worked with, ignorant of their dangers