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The sick rose : or, disease and the art of medical illustration / Richard Barnett.

By: Barnett, Richard, 1980- [author].
Contributor(s): Wellcome Collection | Wellcome Library.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Thames & Hudson, c2014Description: 253 pages : 354 illustrations (chiefly colour), facsims., maps, ports. ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780500517345 ((hbk.)); 0500517347 ((hbk.)).Subject(s): Wellcome Collection | Wellcome Library | Wellcome Trust (London, England) | Medical illustration -- History -- 19th century -- Pictorial works | Communicable diseases -- Europe, Western -- History -- 19th century -- Pictorial works | Diseases -- History -- 19th century -- Pictorial works | Medicine in Art -- History | Skin -- Diseases -- History | Leprosy -- History | Smallpox -- History | Neoplasms -- History | Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- History | Gout -- HistoryOther classification: 610.222
Machine generated contents note: 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
Summary: 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, Richard Barnett's evocative overview reveals the fears and obsessions of an era gripped by epidemics
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"This book is published in partnership with Wellcome Collection and the Wellcome Library, part of the Wellcome Trust" -- T.p. verso

Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-245) and index.

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