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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


By (author) Richard Barnett

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 182mm x 249mm x 35mm | 970g
  • Publication date: 2 June 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500517347
  • ISBN 13: 9780500517345
  • Illustrations note: 354 illustrations, 345 in colour
  • Sales rank: 3,348

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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 worlds rarest medical books, forms an unforgettable and profoundly human reminder of mankinds struggle with disease. Incorporating historic maps, pioneering charts and contemporary case notes, Richard Barnetts evocative overview reveals the fears and obsessions of an era gripped by epidemics.

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