L. (Lisa) Vanderheyden MSc

PhD Candidate
History and Philosophy of Science

Historian of medicine and provenance researcher at museum Vrolik

As a PhD Candidate, I partake in provenance research about an anatomical and cultural historical collection of foetuses originating from the museum Vrolik in Amsterdam. There is little known about the origin of the collected foetuses (how they came to be in the collection and via which channels they were collected). These material sources, originating from the nineteenth and early twentieth century, are the starting point of my research, which aims to create a broad picture of the way these practices were perceived in the Dutch society and medical market of that time. 

I am editor of History of Science blog Shells and Pebbles.