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1836 Gideon Mantell Mantel Piece sawrian Featured Thomas Hood Print

1836 Gideon Mantell Mantel Piece sawrian

"A Sawrian" From "The Anniversary of the Literary Fun 1836" by Thomas Hood, published by Baily and Co, Cornhill. The cartoon uses a pun on the Saw and Sawrian to poke fun at Gideon Mantell's recently discovered giant saurian reptiles (named dinosaurs by Richard Owen in 1842). A second pun revolves around the fact that one of Mantell's most celebrated fossils, on display in his private home/museum in London, was that of an articulated iguanodon - found in a rock slab popularly called "the Mantell piece". The cartoon points out it is gideON MANTELL where the besieged gentleman has escaped to safety

© This image is Paul D. Stewart 2009. Do not reproduce without permission of the photographer at Stewartpauld@aol.com.

1836 Laughing gas, Nitrous dioxide Featured Thomas Hood Print

1836 Laughing gas, Nitrous dioxide

"Laughing Gas" From "The Anniversary of the Literary Fun (1836) by Thomas Hood, published by Baily and Co, Cornhill. Humphrey Davey examined Nitrous Oxide and published his results in "Researches Chemical and Philosophical" (1800). Davy noted that it had an analgesic effect and had potential to be used for surgical operations. Despite that laughing gas was not used for a dental operation until 1844 - instead it was used as a recreational drug at "laughing gas parties" among the upper classes

© This image is Paul D. Stewart 2009. Do not reproduce without permission of the photographer at Stewartpauld@aol.com.