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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 [issuing body.] | Wellcome Library [issuing body.] | Distributed Art Publishers [issuing body.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 253 pages : 354 illustrations (chiefly colour), maps ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780500517345; 0500517347.Other title: Disease and the art of medical illustration.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 -- Pictorial works | Medicine in art -- history | Skin -- Diseases -- history | Leprosy -- history | Smallpox -- history | Tumors -- history | Sexually transmitted diseases -- history | Gout -- historyDDC classification: 610.222
Contents:
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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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 worldâ__s rarest medical books, forms an unforgettable and profoundly human reminder of mankindâ__s struggle with disease. Incorporating historic maps, pioneering charts and contemporary case notes, Richard Barnettâ__s evocative overview reveals the fears and obsessions of an era gripped by epidemics.

"This book is published in partnership with Wellcome Collection and the Wellcome Library, part of the Wellcome Trust."

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

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.

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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