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Karl G. Heider papers on New Guinea

Collection Identifier: 2011.22.1
Overview: Karl Heider was a member of the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea, spending an additional twenty-one months observing the Dani people on his own after the other members had departed. The purpose of the expedition and Heider’s work was to holistically capture the lives of the Dani people before the changes of the modern era began to infiltrate their preliterate, “Stone Age” culture. The records include field notebooks, tape...

William Heberden papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c24
Overview: The William Heberden papers, 1740-1786 (inclusive), contain manuscripts by English physician William Heberden (1710-1801) about the use of amulets and magic in medicine, a lecture on the medicinal uses of plants, and notes and prescriptions. Also includes correspondence addressed to Heberden from Stephen Hales (1677-1761), who reports his successful use of ventilators on ships and discusses the evils of strong liquor; a few letters of others concerning cure for bladder stones; obituaries;...