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Title:
The art of medicine : over 2,000 years of images and imagination
Author:
Anderson, Julie, 1965-
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Publication Information:
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press ; Lewes, UK : Ilex Press, [2011]

©2011
Physical Description:
255 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 x 32 cm
General Note:
"In association with Wellcome Collection"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
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.
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ISBN:
9780226749365
Format :
Book