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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, featuring detailed illustrations of afflicted patients from some of the world's rarest medical books, forms an unforgettable reminder of mankind's struggle with disease. Incorporating historic maps, pioneering charts and contemporary case notes, Richard Barnett's overview reveals the fears and obsessions of an era gripped by epidemics.

    We are absolutely fascinated by this book. Resistance to its macabre charm is futile.

    Now Thames & Hudson and the amazing Wellcome Collection -- a free visitor destination for the incurably curious offering exhibitions and events that explore the connections between medicine, life, and art -- have teamed up to give you the chance to win one of three deliciously horrifying goodie bags.

    Each winner will receive a skeleton tote bag containing: a copy of The Sick Rose, a copy of Death: A Picture Album, a copy of Brains: Mind as Matter, a skeleton coaster set, three 'Get Well Soon' Sick Rose postcards, a brain system explanation tea towel and a skeleton hands mug. We are big enough to admit that we wanted to run away with the bags.

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    Just have a look at the illustration below and identify this lady's disease to be in with a chance to win! Competition ends on Wednesday 26 June noon BST. Good luck!

    UPDATE -- winners: Marija Bliznac, Evelina Landin Dillner, Andrew Tomlinson

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    Competition now closed

    Posted by Anna Anna

    Categories: art, competition, illustration

    The Sick Rose

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    1. 1. No purchase necessary. Proof of entering is not proof of receipt of entry.

      2. To be eligible, entries must be received on or before the competition closing date. All entries shall become the property of The Book Depository, and their directors, officers, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies are not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.

      3. The competition is open to all excluding residents of Italy. Parents/guardians must submit the entry for those under the age of 16. Images must not contain photographs of minors without an adult's consent.

      4. The prize winner will be decided by The Book Depository. The Book Depository will not enter into correspondence about the choice of winner.

      5. The competition ends as specified on the competition page -- no entry received after that time will be considered. The winner will be announced as specified on the competition page. There is one prize

      6. The promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

      7. The prize winner will be notified by telephone/email. If the selected entrant does not meet all of the contract conditions, another entrant will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.

      8. The competitions are not open to employees of The Book Depository and their sponsors or their immediate families.

      9. By entering the contest, entrants, consent to the use of their names, city of residence, photograph and/or image for publicity purposes in all media carried out by The Book Depository, without payment or compensation.

      10. The decisions of the contest judges are final. The prize must be accepted as awarded.

      11. The right is reserved to terminate or withdraw this contest at any time.

      12. All entries become the property of The Book Depository, who assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the promotional period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by The Book Depository on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. The Book Depository reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the email portion of this contest should a virus or bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of The Book Depository corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, The Book Depository reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered within any way. Entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of the independent judging panel, which are final.

      13. Entries must be submitted by the named entrant (or their parent/guardian for children aged 16 or under) and will be invalid if found to come from a third party. Multiple entries from a single source (e.g 'competition entry' website/company) will be disqualified.

      14. For name/county of prize winner, please send a stamped addressed envelope marked The Book Depository, Thames Central, Hatfield Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1QE. No entries should be sent to this address.

      15. Entry to the competition is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

      16. The email address and phone number you provide to enter the competition will be used by us to contact you if necessary, and will not be shared with other companies. The Book Depository will only use your email address in compliance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and in accordance with our privacy policy.

      17. The Promoters have organised these prize draws in good faith and do not accept liability relating to the prize.


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    7. A. Pintar's avatar A. Pintar

      Oh darn it! I'd really enter this competition if I wasn't 2 weeks late :( Hope there'll be some similar morbid, deadly prizes in near future.

      Posted Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:52 Under review
    8. Jane Watters's avatar Jane Watters

      Ghoulish delights for all the family

      Posted Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:20 Under review
    9. Janet Roskell's avatar Janet Roskell

      This looks incredibly interesting, have my fingers crossed....making it very hard to typpppe :-)

      Posted Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:51 Under review
    10. Linda baird's avatar Linda baird

      I hope to win ! It would be a great addition to my library!!!

      Posted Fri, 27 Jun 2014 04:27 Under review
    11. REBECA's avatar REBECA

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      Posted Fri, 27 Jun 2014 01:29 Under review
    12. John Patrick Watson's avatar John Patrick Watson

      Thanks and God bless y'all

      Posted Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:05 Under review
    13. Rhonda Lee Dotson's avatar Rhonda Lee Dotson

      To the person who wins this (if it's not me!), I'll happily buy this prize from you. I'm a Psychiatrist and the macabre is just my thing!

      Posted Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:10 Under review
    14. Angela's avatar Angela

      Yukkies. Would really love to read this book while enjoying a beverage from a skeleton mug resting on a brain function tea towel, which I carried to work in a skeleton tote.

      Posted Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:25 Under review
    15. Neisha's avatar Neisha

      This has to be one of, if not, the coolest competitions I've ever seen!!!

      Posted Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:16 Under review
    16. Marcia Pattison's avatar Marcia Pattison

      Love to read and this book looks intriguing

      Posted Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:11 Under review
    17. Carla's avatar Carla

      I'd really like to win this pack, because I love the esthetic, the vintage content and I' alwayss been interesting in medicine subjects and I'm sure I'll love this book! -fingers crossed and good luck everyone!

      Posted Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:26 Under review
    18. laura murray's avatar laura murray

      Amazing giveaway - a truly fascinating subject

      Posted Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:06 Under review
    19. Holly's avatar Holly

      Great prize! Good luck to everyone entering!

      Posted Sat, 21 Jun 2014 19:41 Under review
    20. Laura McCann's avatar Laura McCann

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      Posted Sat, 21 Jun 2014 01:46 Under review
    21. Cleome Olivier's avatar Cleome Olivier

      These seems soooo Interesting. I just LOVE these kinds of books !! I really hope I win ... Fingers crosses for everyone who entered ;-)

      Posted Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:28 Under review
    22. sarit's avatar sarit

      after medical research - Cholera

      Posted Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:28 Under review
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    24. Vyenna Pearcy's avatar Vyenna Pearcy

      This books seems like a beautifully illustrated, well thought out piece of literary and visual genius. Brilliant prize!

      Posted Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:06 Under review
    25. Amanda Penberthy's avatar Amanda Penberthy

      Wow! Great prize. As a medical student, this would be a welcome, yet still informative break from text books.

      Posted Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:24 Under review

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