Wordsmoker Image Of The Day – The Rythmeter
May 5, 2009 in Wordsmoker Image Of The Day
It’s the “Rythmeter”, created by John C. Rock, professor of gynaecology from Harvard Medical School, circa 1944. Havard’s Center for the History of Medicine has an exhibition of his papers and artefacts – he was a pioneer of in-vitro fertilization and co-inventor of the birth control pill.
I’ve been staring at it for about ten minutes, and come to the conclusion that I’m glad to be single because I’m terrible at mathematics.
from Harvard Magazine