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The Art of Medicine

Barnes, Emm, Anderson, Julie, Shackleton, Emma (2011) The Art of Medicine. Ilex Press, 256 pp. ISBN 978-1-907579-13-4. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:54083)

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Abstract

For thousands of years artists have played a special role in the human quest to understand anatomy, health and disease; this book celebrates their creativity and inquisitiveness using little-seen, stunning imagery from one of the worlds greatest collections. The Wellcome Collection is based on the enormous bequest left by pioneering pharmacist Sir Henry Wellcome (1853-1936). For many years, he travelled the globe, acquiring any kind of art or artefact with a bearing on health and medical treatment: the resulting collection everything from oil paintings, to dentures, scrolls, glass eyes and illuminated books numbers over a million pieces, and forms a unique history of humankinds growing understanding of ourselves and our world. Using a wealth of previously unseen images from the collection, and telling the fascinating story of medical understanding worldwide, The Art of Medicine celebrates both medical advance and visual artistry.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: M.R.L. Hurst
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2016 12:02 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:58 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54083 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Anderson, Julie: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7131-3704
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