Surgical and Medical Treatment in Art

Surgical and Medical Treatment in Art

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The relationship between art, medicine and surgery has always been a fertile source of discussion and debate. This book, like its predecessor, Medicine and Art, evolved from a series of articles written by Alan EH Emery on art and medicine in Clinical Medicine, the journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London. In this volume, however, the authors have concentrated their attention on treatment not only in medicine but also in surgery. Each artwork, reproduced in full colour, is accompanied by an essay tracing the history of medicine and surgery from Ancient Egypt to the present day. The essays describe the relevance of each work of art and also details the artists themselves making this book an invaluable resource and a unique treasure trove of information for all who share the authors' love of art, history, medicine and surgery. This beautifully produced book will be a source of amusement and interest for everyone with a passion for art, or a fascination for the development of medicine over the centuries. Within the book are 65 illustrations from many well-known, and less well-known artists and illustrators including works by Susan Macfarlane, Toulouse-Lautrec, Otto Dix, Hans Holbein the Younger, Leonardo da Vinci, Francesco Goya, Hieronymus Bosch, and many more. An ideal gift for a friend or colleague, or simply a delightful addition to your own personal library, Surgical and Medical Treatment in Art will be a treasured and much referenced book in years to come.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 152 pages
  • 210 x 298 x 16mm | 870.9g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 65 full colour plates
  • 1853156957
  • 9781853156953
  • 2,886,034

Table of contents

Foreword by Sir John Hanson Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Pectoral with a Heart Scarab in a Barque (c. 1275 BC), anonymous 2. Instruments in Ancient Eygpt (c. AD 150-200), anonymous 3. Manipulation of a Joint (c. 1800) by Zhou Pei Qun 4. The Warrior Guan Yu Plays Go While the Surgeon Hua T'o Operates on His Arm (1853) by Utagawa Kuniyoshi 5. Tombstone of the Athenian Physician Jason (2nd century BC), anonymous 6. Cautery (c. 1100), English mediaeval illuminated manuscript 7. Mandrake (Mandragora Root) (c. 1175), Mosan mediaeval illuminated manuscript 8. Surgery for Haemorrhoids, Nose Polps, and Corneal Incision (c. 1190-1200), Anglo-Norman illuminated manuscript 9. Consultants Between Doctor and Patient (14th century), mediaeval illuminated manuscript 10. Ship of Fools (c. 1490-1500) by Hieronymous Bosch 11. Saints Cosmas and Damian (1495) by Alonso de Sedano 12. Coat of Arms of the Royal Society of Medicine (1927) by Martin Travers 13. Battlefield Surgery (1465), illuminated manuscript for Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy 14. St Elizabeth Tending the Sick (c. 1597) by Adam Elsheimer 15. Seven Acts of Charity: Visiting the Sick (c. 1504) by the Master of Alkmaar 16. Anatomical Drawings: Myology of Trunk (c. 1509-1510) by Leonardo da Vinci 17. Portrait of Vesalius Teaching Anatomy, Aged 28 (1543), anonymous 18. The Anatomy Lecture of Dr Joan Deyman (1656) by Rembrandt van Rijn 19. The Fountain of Youth (1546) by Lucas Cranach the Elder 20. Short-Robed Surgeon Catheterises a Patient (c. 1510), anonymous, after Heinricj Fullmaurer and Albrecht Meyer 21. Three Miniatures (c. 1533-1541) by Lucas Horenbout and Hans Holbein the Younger 22. Henry VIII in 1540 Handing to Thomas Vicary the Act of Union Between the Barbers and Surgeons of London (1541) by Hans Holbein the Younger 23. Back Operation (early 17th century) by Adriaen Brouwer 24. The Doctor's Visit (1650-1665) by Jan Steen 25. The Extraction of the Stone (1650-1665) by Jan Steen 26. The Tooth Puller (early 17th century) by Theodor Rombouts 27. The Leech Woman or The Bloodletting (1660) by Quirijn van Brekelenkam 28. The Wounded Man (c. 1752) by Gaspare Traversi 29. El Medico (The Doctor) (1799) by Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes 30. The Cow Pock or The Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation (1802) by James Gillray 31. The Mummy State (c. 1822-1841), anonymous 32. Robert Macaire Mesmerises an Old Lady in Front of an Audience (1829-1841) by Honare Daumier 33. The Phrenologist (1825) by 'E.H' (? Edward Hull) 34. Portrait of Sir Alexander Morison (1852) by Richard Dadd 35. The Death of Chatterton (1856) by Henry Wallis 36. Amputation (1793) by Thomas Rawlandson 37. First Successful Public Demonstration of Surgical Anaesthesia (1882) by Robery C. Hinckley 38. First Use of Ether Anaesthesia in Britain, 1846 (nd), anonymous 39. The Gross Clinic (1875) by Thomas Eakins 40. The Improvised Field Hospital (1865) by Jean-Frederic Bazille 41. Antiseptic Surgery (1882) by T.P. Collings 42. The Agnew Clinic (1889) by Thomas Eakins 43. Theodor Billroth Operating (1890) by Adalbert Franz Seligmann 44. Dr Pean Operatin (1891-1892) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 45. The Bad Doctors (1892) by James Ensor 46. An Exam at the Faculty of Medicine in Paris (1901) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 47. An Anxious Hour (1865) by Fanny (Mrs Alexander F.) Farmer 48. The Good Samaritan (1899) by William Small 49. The First Trial of X-ray Therapy for Cancer of the Breast (1907-1908) by Georges-Alexandre Chicotot 50. Ablutions (1932) by Sir Stanley Spencer 51. Travoys Arriving with Wounded at a Dressing Station at Smol, Macedonia, September 1916 (1919) by Sir Stanley Spencer 52. Dr Hans Kock, the Dermatologist and Urologist (1921) by Otto Dix 53. The Cardiologist, H. Vaquez and his Assistant (1926) by Edouard Vuillard 54. The Operation (1929) by Christian Schad 55. The Fever Van (1935) by L.S. Lowry 56. Dr Louis Viau (1936-1937) by Edouard Vuillard 57. 'I Waxes and I Wanes, Sir' (1944) by Mervyn Peake 58. The Microscope (1948) by Dame Barbara Hepworth 59. Portrait of Dr Fritz Perls (Founder of Gestalt Therapy) (1966) by Otto Dix 60. Tobacco Rose (1965) by Mel Ramos 61. Therapy or The Neuromuscular Clinic (1972) by Murray Tod 62. English Landscape with a Disruptive Gene (1972) by Steven Campbell 63. Boy After a Liver Transplant (1989) by Sir Roy Calne 64. Cytogenetics: Studying the Chromosomes (1997) by Susan Macfarlane 65. Three Oncologists (2002) by Ken Currie 66. Sleeping it Off (1996 by Susan Macfarlane A Selection of Various Surgical, Dental and Medical Treatments Depicted in Works of Art
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Surgical and Medical Treatment in Art, by Alan and Marcia Emery, is a successful sequel to their Medicine and Art ... Accompanying each plate is a concise discussion of the art work and the artist's relationship to medicine and, often, brief historical consideration of the medical subject ... I recommend Surgical and Medical Treatment in Art enthusiastically to medical students and physicians in training and practice. I hope this series will continue.
The Journal of the American Medical Association. April 19, 2006-Vol 295, No.15

If you don't buy this book, make sure your library does.
Medical History Australia

This intriguing book ... poses questions and stimulates thoughts about the development of various procedures. The index is particularly useful ... Anyone interested in the history of dentistry, medicine, surgery, or art will find this volume a valuable addition to the browser shelf of their bookcase.
British Dental Journal (2006); 200, 299

It is an extremely pleasing and beautiful book to browse through, with very high quality reproductions of the chosen works on the recto, with their discussion on the verso...There are many interesting titbits scattered through the book ... Medical and Surgical Treatment in Art is sure to be interesting and useful for those with fledgling interests in the general histories of medicine and surgery.
Cambridge Medicine

I would commend this beautiful book to all with an interest in medical and surgical art: it is a fascinating read.
Ulster Medical Journal 2006; 75 (2) 165-170

... enjoyment will be gained by anyone owning and regularly dipping into this beautifully produced book ... This book is highly recommended.
Medical Sciences History
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About Alan E. H. Emery

Alan EH Emery, Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics of the University of Edinburgh; Honorary Fellow of Green College, Oxford

Marcia LH Emery, Budleigh Salterton, Devon
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