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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: Chapter 1: 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 --
Chapter 2: 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 --
Chapter 3: 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 --
Chapter 4: 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 --
Chapter 5: 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 --
Chapter 6: 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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