The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

Ole Worm (1588) Options
Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/7/2009
Posts: 28,793
Neurons: 85,557
Location: Inside Farlex computers
Ole Worm (1588)

Worm was a Danish physician and antiquarian who was the personal physician of King Christian IV of Denmark and served Copenhagen during plague epidemics. Worm's chief contributions to medical science were in embryology. As a natural philosopher, he assembled a vast collection of stuffed and mounted animals, fossils, and other curiosities. A collector of early Scandinavian literature and texts written in the runic alphabet, he wrote extensively on rune stones. What are the Wormian bones? More...
monamagda
Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:28:35 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/4/2014
Posts: 7,397
Neurons: 5,526,580
Location: Bogotá, Bogota D.C., Colombia
Wormian bones are a subset of the small intrasutural bones that lie between the cranial sutures formed by the bones of the skull vault.



http://radiopaedia.org/articles/wormian-bones
monamagda
Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:34:18 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/4/2014
Posts: 7,397
Neurons: 5,526,580
Location: Bogotá, Bogota D.C., Colombia

The famous engraving from the frontispiece of Ole Worm’s book Museum Wormianum, published in 1655. Ole Worm’s collections, combined with the Royal Cabinet go Curiosities of Frederik III, formed the basis of what would later become the Natural History Museum of Denmark.

The Museum Wormianum was created by the physician Ole Worm in the early years of the 17th century and consisted mainly of a wide-ranging collection of natural specimens: stuffed animals, dried plants and rocks and minerals from all over the world. It wasn't just Denmark's first museum, but one of the first museums anywhere in the world. After Ole Worm's death, his collection passed to the king, Frederik III. He was also a keen collector and was the first Danish king to create a 'Kunstkammer', which was a related phenomenon of the times, but focusing rather more on artistic and ethnographic treasures. So Worm's natural history collection became part of the Royal 'Kunstkammer' or Cabinet of Curiosities.
maillady
Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:08:23 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 6/29/2012
Posts: 258
Neurons: 3,375
Sort of the "Ripley's Believe it or Not" of his time.
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Main Forum RSS : RSS
Forum Terms and Guidelines | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2008-2019 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.