The Sick Rose, or, Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration
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The Sick Rose, or, Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration

The Sick Rose, or, Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration

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Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

9 Queen St

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Speaker: Dr Richard Barnett (Independent Scholar)

Between the French Revolution and WWI, Europe and America witnessed a golden age of medical image-making. The first generation of mass-market anatomical and pathological textbooks and atlases offered crisp, detailed colour illustrations of the human body in health and sickness, but they also embodied – literally – a revolution in ideas about life, disease and death. Drawing on the images collected in his award-winning book – a collaboration between the Wellcome Library and Thames & Hudson – Richard Barnett will explore a corpus of art that is beautiful and morbid, singular and sublime.

Refreshments at 4pm, seminar starts at 4.30pm.

This talk is part of the Edinburgh History of Medicine Group series, a collaboration between the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh.

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