This fascinating guide to medical education introduces the reader to the historical development of this important subject through 100 powerful images from the prestigious Wellcome Library Collection that highlight key figures in the field and innovations that have taken place, not just in the recent past but over the centuries. The readable text th
Introduction. Asklepios. Standing figures of Shen Nung and Huang Ti. Imhotep. Susruta. Hippocrates. Papyrus text: fragment of Hippocratic oath. Facade of temple of Asklepios at Epidaurus. Facade of temple of Asklepios at Epidaurus. Alexander the Great's confidence in his physician Philip of Acarnania. Erasistratus, a physician, realising that Antiochus's illness is lovesickness for his stepmother Stratonice, by observing that Antiochus's pulse rose whenever he saw he. r Celsus. Galen. Rhazes. enna expounding pharmacy to his pup. Teaching Hospital School, Salerno, Italy: part of the Crypt. physician reading a recipe instructs his assistant. Maimonides. Mundinus, the Italian anatomist, making his first dissection. Trotula. Thomas Linacre. physician lecturing to students about urinoscopy, he points to a flask held by an assistant . dissection in progress: the anatomy professor at his lectern. Paracelsus. Surgeon with two students (or relatives of the patient) by the bedside of a patient with a chest wound. Pharmacy: master pointing at flasks and apprentice seated behind a desk. Ambroise Pare, as an apprentice barber-surgeon in a busy shop in Paris.. Francis Bacon. Vesalius. John Banester giving the visceral lecture at Barber-Surgeons' Hall. De re anatomica libri XV, Realdo Colombo, A physician supervising an apprentice. Francis Bacon. William Harvey demonstrating his theory of circulation of the blood. The anatomy of Dr Nicolaes Tulp. Anatomical theatre at Padua, Diorama. Thomas Browne. The anatomy theatre at Leiden during a dissection. Nicolas Culpeper. Boerhaave giving a lecture. William Cheselden giving an anatomical demonstration to six spectators in the anatomy-theatre of the Barber-Surgeons' Company, London. The characters (in silhouette) from Moliere's play 'La malade imaginaire'. A group of doctors and medical students surround a dying patient. An anatomical dissection with six onlookers and the dissector who is retracting the skin to reveal the intestines.