Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-02 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
There are few disciplines as exciting and forward-looking as medicine. Unfortunately, however, many modern practitioners have lost sight of the origins of their discipline. A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities aspires to cure this lapse by taking readers back to the early days of Western medicine in ancient Greece and
Cabinets of curiosities showcases collections of oddities and rare objects and the history of curating these at-home displays. Mauriès's survey and commentary are accompanied by 272 illustrations of examples throughout the ages, from medieval to modern.