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The art of medicine : over 2,000 years of images and imagination

Author: Julie Anderson; Emma Shackleton; Emm Barnes; Antony Gormley
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press ; Lewes, UK : Ilex Press, 2011.
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Presents over 2,000 years of medical illustrations, including paintings, artifacts, drawings, prints, and extracts from manuscripts and manuals.
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Genre/Form: Bildband
History
Pictorial works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Anderson; Emma Shackleton; Emm Barnes; Antony Gormley
ISBN: 9780226749365 0226749363
OCLC Number: 712117489
Description: 255 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 31 x 32 cm.
Contents: Mapping the body. Anatomy ; Teaching anatomy ; European representations of the middle ages ; Japanese anatomy ; Ayurvedic, Tibetan and Nepalese views ; Visual metaphors of the body ; The body and astrology ; Persian anatomy ; Renaissance views of anatomy ; Andreas Vesalius ; Pierre Boaistuau's Histoire prodigeuses ; Jacques Gautier d'Agoty ; Anatomy in three dimensions ; Exploring the brain ; Inside the face and neck ; Inside the chest and torso ; Écorché images ; The heart ; Representations of pregnancy and the foetus ; Human egg and embryo ; Internal structures of our limbs ; Blood vessels ; Blood ; Skin ; Microscopic mapping of the body ; DNA ; Responses to genetic research --
Medicine in our lives. Representations of physicians ; North american First Nations medicine ; Caricatures of physicians ; Hogarth's vision ; Medical caricatures of political figures ; Visions of hospitals ; Visions of nurses ; Childbirth ; Depictions of official medicine sellers ; Representing quacks ; Tonics and curatives ; Medicine and belief ; Momento mori --
Understanding illness and developing cures. Representing disease ; Representing cholera ; Visions of smallpox ; Representations of gout ; Uroscopy ; Ayuervedic medicine ; Acupuncture in China ; Acupuncture in Japan ; Astrology ; Alchemy ; Apothecary ; Herbal medicine ; Dodoneaus ; Leonhart Fuchs ; Herbal medicine in the nineteenth century ; Flu and cold ; Depictions of cancer ; Representations of HIV ; Drugs ; Magic --
Treating with surgery and healing wounds. The operating theatre ; Bloodletting ; Amputation ; Ambroise Paré, master surgeon ; Eye surgery ; Dental treatments ; Wound man ; Wounds and their treatment ; Charles Bell at the Battle of Waterloo ; Medicine in the field ; Pain and pain relief --
Understanding the mind and mental illness. Visions of Bethlem Hospital ; Curing mental illness ; Assessing character and mental faculties ; Diagnosing with physiognomy ; Representing the experience ; Bobby Baker: extracts from a diary --
Staying well. Fortification ; Vitamin C under the microscope ; Protection from evil and ill health ; Promoting prevention ; Fighting fit ; Preventing smallpox ; The challenges of syphilis and aids.
Responsibility: Julie Anderson, Emm Barnes, and Emma Shackleton ; foreword by Antony Gormley.

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Presents over 2,000 years of medical illustrations, including paintings, artifacts, drawings, prints, and extracts from manuscripts and manuals.

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