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Early medicine, from the body to the stars

Author: Gérald d' Andiran; Vincent Barras; Fondation Martin Bodmer.
Publisher: Basel : Schwabe, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This exhibition, dedicated to tracing the evolution of ancient medicine, is organised around historical, scientific and artistic testimonies of the times. From mythology to the 17th century, encounters with the most diverse influences have woven and enriched the fabric of knowledge....The title of the exhibition...underlines the link between observation and the lived experience of illness, in association with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gérald d' Andiran; Vincent Barras; Fondation Martin Bodmer.
ISBN: 9783796527098 3796527094
OCLC Number: 693803558
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at the Martin Bodmer Foundation, Cologny, Switzerland, Oct. 30, 2010-Jan. 30, 2011.
Description: 590 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits ; 30 cm
Responsibility: [published under the direction of Gérald d'Andiran ; with the collaboration of Vincent Barras and others].

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"This exhibition, dedicated to tracing the evolution of ancient medicine, is organised around historical, scientific and artistic testimonies of the times. From mythology to the 17th century, encounters with the most diverse influences have woven and enriched the fabric of knowledge....The title of the exhibition...underlines the link between observation and the lived experience of illness, in association with the symbolic and spiritual aspects of Man's universe. From the ancient Greeks to the Arab physicians, from the philosophers to astronomers who defended William Harvey...manuscripts, incunabula and rare editions from the collection of the Bibliotheca Bodmeriana constitute the canvas of the exhibition."--P. 11.

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