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The art of medicine : over 2,000 years of images and imagination / Julie Anderson, Emm Barnes, Emma Shackleton ; foreword by Antony Gormley.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780226749365 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0226749363 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • Description: 255 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 31 x 32 cm.
  • Publisher: Chicago, IL : The University of Chicago Press ; Lewes, East Sussex, Eng. : Ilex Press, 2011.

Available copies

  • 4 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction N 8223 .A53 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult New Books New 610.222/Anderson (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose Nonfiction (Second Floor) OVERSIZE 610.222 Anderson (Text to phone) Available -
Salem State University Stacks N 8223 .A53 2011 (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

General Note: "In association with Wellcome Collection"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p.246) and index.
Contents Note: 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.
Subject: Medicine in art.
Medicine > History > Pictorial works.
Medical illustration > History.
Shackleton, Emma. (Added Author). Barnes, Emm. (Added Author). Gormley, Antony. (Added Author). Wellcome Collection. (Added Author).

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