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The Physician's Art: Representations of Art and Medicine

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From early times, artists have been involved in the life and work of the physician in a variety of ways. Members of the medical professions have, in their turn, been central in shaping the visual canon of their profession, from the grandiose drama of the corpse anatomy theater to the intricately worked ivory and metal tools of their trade. The Physician’s Art celebrates th ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 28th 1999 by Duke University Press Books
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From the delicate porcelain doll in her beaded satin gown on the cover, you know you are in for an esthetic experience at the sensitive hands of the women responsible for this book. Porter is curator of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University. Art historian Hansen was brought on board to write this catalog of a show the two assembled from the collections of four North Carolina medical schools.

Items on display included a rare hand-colored copy of Vesalius’ Renaissance anatomy text,
Aaron the Pink Donut
A nice hodgepodge of medical related art or art related to medicine through history. Everything from Vesalius’s wood cuts to fine bone saws and scalpels can be found in this attractive, well produced little folio. This is the book is a reproduction of the catalogue for the exhibition of the same name at Duke University back in 2000
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