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The sick rose, or, Disease and the art of medical illustration

Author: Richard Barnett; Wellcome Collection,; Wellcome Library,; Distributed Art Publishers,
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Sick Rose is a beautifully gruesome and strangely fascinating visual tour through disease in an age before colour photography. This stunning volume, combining detailed illustrations of afflicted patients from some of the world's rarest medical books, forms an unforgettable and profoundly human reminder of mankind's struggle with disease. Incorporating historic maps, pioneering charts and contemporary case notes,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
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Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Barnett; Wellcome Collection,; Wellcome Library,; Distributed Art Publishers,
ISBN: 9780500517345 0500517347
OCLC Number: 872705127
Notes: "This book is published in partnership with Wellcome Collection and the Wellcome Library, part of the Wellcome Trust."
Description: 253 pages : 354 illustrations (chiefly colour), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Skin Diseases: The Boundary of the Body --
II. Leprosy: More than Skin Deep --
III. Smallpox: Blistered by Act of Parliament --
IV. Tuberculosis: The White Death --
V. Cholera: A Free Trade in Disease --
VI. Cancer: The Claws of the Crab --
VII. Heart Disease: Crowns and Murmurs --
VIII. Venereal Diseases: A Lifetime with Mercury --
IX. Parasites: Colonizers Colonized --
X. Gout: Fashionable Agony.
Other Titles: Disease and the art of medical illustration
Responsibility: Richard Barnett.

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Presents a visual tour through disease in an age before colour photography. This volume combines detailed illustrations of afflicted patients from some of the worlds rarest medical books, that forms  Read more...

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