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Picture of the Month (October 2010)
Dedicated User Captions:
1. “Können Sir mir sagen, warum Sie in meiner Badewanne sitzen?” (by Dr. Kloebner)
2. Do sharks close their eyes when they kiss?
3. barbalalaaaaa (first draft)

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Diary Scribble
In 1848/49 Emil Du-Bois Reymond (1818 - 1896) published the first two volumes of his Untersuchungen über thierische Elektricität, one of the path breaking works in the emerging field of electrophysiology. Volume II was dedicated to his deeply admired mentor Alexander von Humboldt (1769 - 1859), who in turn opened up the opportunity for the young scientist to present his findings to the Académie des Sciences in Paris. So in 1850 Du-Bois Reymond traveled to Paris to defend his ideas, two years later a trip to London followed. During this journeys he kept a travel diary (transcription) as a reference for his contacts and meetings. This month's image depicts a scribble on the last page of this diary.

Related Items:
Emil Du Bois-Reymond: Laboratory Diaries (1841 - 1895) (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Handschriftenabteilung: Sammlung Darmstaedter)

Picture Source:
Du Bois-Reymond, Emil. 1850-1852. [Travel Diary: Paris, 15th March - 23th May 1850; London, 24th April - 28th May 1852]. 12 double-sided pages. (Staatsbibliothek Berlin: Samml. Darmstaedter)

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