An x-ray picture of a man's head, which is filled with various tools that resemble the interior of a normal head.

Clockwork Conversation: Not Everything Could Be Half of Something

In 1562, Don Carlos, the seventeen-year-old heir apparent to the Spanish throne, falls down a flight of stairs. Tragically, he sustains a terrible head wound. His father, King Philip II, orders physicians to attempt every available cure. Nothing works – not the birthwort powder applied to the skull, not the mixture of turpentine and egg […]