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ElizabethWatasin

'Tis Nyte! by Elizabeth Watasin

Gothic Steampunk, Noir Sci-Fi, Diesel Fantasy. Bringing You Uncanny Heroines in Adventuress Tales.

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The Bombshell Manual of Style
Laren Stover, Ruben Toledo
The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
Gavin de Becker
Xenolinguistics: Psychedelics, Language, and the Evolution of Consciousness
Allyson Grey, Diana Reed Slattery
In The Eye of The Beholder: A Novel of The Phantom of the Opera
Sharon E. Cathcart
Scoliosis rack, Lewis A. Sayre’s 1877 publication, Spinal Disease and Spinal Curvature
Scoliosis rack, Lewis A. Sayre’s 1877 publication, Spinal Disease and Spinal Curvature

Free Download: Lewis A. Sayre’s 1877 publication, "Spinal Disease and Spinal Curvature: their treatment by use of suspension and plaster of paris bandage". Antiquated medical text but fascinating medical photography (and yes, rather fetishistic). Unfortunately, the free download at archive.org has photos that have been (helpfully??) Photoshop-filtered by the scanner. Glass plate photography has very high resolution and is the most precise vintage photography to be gifted to us, so it's a real shame seeing it muddied up by I'm not sure what intention. :-/

 

download: http://archive.org/details/spinaldiseasespi00sayr

 

Dr. Sayre's photos can be found here and there on the net, but there are very good examples at Verity Holloway's blog: http://verityholloway.com/?p=3228