The Art of Medicine: Over 2,000 Years of Images and Imagination

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Since ancient times people have depended on medical practitioners to enhance life, to treat illness and injuries, and to help reduce pain and suffering. The scientifically based discipline that we know today stands beside diverse traditions, belief systems, and bodies of medical knowledge that have evolved in fascinating ways across cultures and continents. Throughout this history, successive generations have created artistic representations of these varied aspects of medicine, illustrating instruction manuals, documenting ...

The Art of Medicine: Over 2,000 Years of Images and Imagination 2012, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226749365

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