The Sick Rose - Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration
|Author: Richard Barnett|
|Publisher: Laurence King Publishing|
|Size: 24.00 x 17.00 cm|
|Publication date: 2014|
A beautifully gruesome and strangely enthralling visual tour through disease in an age before colour photography This evocative overview, incorporating historic maps, charts, medical instruments and case notes, reveals the fears and preoccupations of an era at the mercy of epidemics, infection and bodily decay. Richard Barnett is an academic medical historian with a PhD in History of Medicine and is author of 'Medical London' and the 'Dedalus Book of Gin'. He received one of the first Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowships.