English 18th century engraving of alcoholism
Alcoholism. English engraving from the 1750sof the problems caused by addiction to gin, adistilled alcoholic drink. At lower centre a womandrops her baby. A dying man sits with a cup, whilst in the background a dead drinker is beingput into a coffin. People are fighting to buy ginfrom a distillery, whilst other people give theirgoods to a pawnbroker in return for money to buymore drink. A man has hung himself in a buildingwhich has become structurally unsafe because itsowners are too drunk to repair it. Image titled"Gin Lane" drawn by British artist William Hogarth(1697-1764).
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Animals - Spitfire the Polar Bear - London Airport - 1956
Spitfire, the polar bear cub enjoys a drink of water by Norah Standerwick, a receptionist at London Airport, before commencing the next stage of her journey. Spitfire, born at Nuremberg Zoo, was flown into London Airport from Frankfurt. The first baby polar bear in Britain since the birth of Brumas at London Zoo, weighs 60 pounds, she is going to Whipsnade Zoo children's corner.
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Louis Pasteur, caricature
Louis Pasteur. Caricature of the French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) holding a glass of milk. This represents his development of a technique for sterilising milk with heat, a process now called pasteurisation. Pasteur devised this method after finding that many foods and drinks contained harmful microorganisms, but that high temperatures could kill them. He also developed the first vaccines using artificially weakened pathogens, immunising cattle against anthrax and developing the first human rabies vaccine. He also discovered the chirality of some molecules by observing the effects of their crystals on polarised light.
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