Mona Lisa…..Smile!

It is said that the Mona Lisa  is “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world.” The painting, according to Total History (2015), is a half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).   The subject…

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Sir Charles and His Journey to Discover a Palsy – Part 2: From Expressions to Palsy

Charles Bell left his position as a surgeon at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and, in 1804, moved with his brother John to London, where they set up a private school of surgery and anatomy.   While John did not have to deal with the jealousy and arguments with his Edinburgh colleagues, Scottish medical people were not very highly thought of in London…

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