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Background imageMedicine Collection: Cortical grey matter schema by Santiago Ramon Y Cajal

Cortical grey matter schema by Santiago Ramon Y Cajal
RAMON Y CAJAL, Santiago (1852-1934). Spanish doctor and histologist, Nobel Prize in 1906. Histological schema of the constitutive elements of the cortical grey matter

Background imageMedicine Collection: Asia, Vietnam. Snake wine for sale in a Saigon store, Ho Chi Minh City

Asia, Vietnam. Snake wine for sale in a Saigon store, Ho Chi Minh City

Background imageMedicine Collection: Juniper tree, Juniperus communis

Juniper tree, Juniperus communis. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageMedicine Collection: The Cow-Pock. Satirical etching, 1802, by James Gillray on Edward Jenner and vaccination

The Cow-Pock. Satirical etching, 1802, by James Gillray on Edward Jenner and vaccination
CARTOON: VACCINATION, 1802. The Cow-Pock. Satirical etching, 1802, by James Gillray on Edward Jenner and vaccination

Background imageMedicine Collection: The Hippocratic oath, Hippocrates code of ethical conduct for practitioners of medicine

The Hippocratic oath, Hippocrates code of ethical conduct for practitioners of medicine
HIPPOCRATIC OATH. The Hippocratic oath, Hippocrates code of ethical conduct for practitioners of medicine, written in the form of a cross. Byzantine ms. 12th century

Background imageMedicine Collection: First use of anesthesia in surgery, 1846

First use of anesthesia in surgery, 1846
First public demonstration of surgical anesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1846. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustratioin

Background imageMedicine Collection: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
ELIZABETH GARRETT ANDERSON (1836 - 1917), physician, womens rights supporter & the first woman to be elected mayor. She was the sister of Millicent Fawcett

Background imageMedicine Collection: The Middlesex Hospital, London

The Middlesex Hospital, London W1. Date: circa 1908

Background imageMedicine Collection: St Thomas Hospital

St Thomas Hospital
August 1919: St Thomas Hospital on the south bank of the River Thames, London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageMedicine Collection: RAMON Y CAJAL, Santiago (1852-1934). Spanish

RAMON Y CAJAL, Santiago (1852-1934). Spanish doctor and histologist, Nobel Prize in 1906. Histological schema of the spinal cord. Original drawing by Ram󮠹 Cajal. SPAIN. Madrid

Background imageMedicine Collection: Chinese Acupuncturechart

Chinese Acupuncturechart
CHINESE ACUPUNCTURE CHART showing the crucial locations on the body

Background imageMedicine Collection: Anatomy of human brain, inferior view

Anatomy of human brain, inferior view

Background imageMedicine Collection: CAMELS CIGARETTE AD, c1950. What Cigarette Do You Smoke, Doctor

CAMELS CIGARETTE AD, c1950. What Cigarette Do You Smoke, Doctor? Advertisement for Camel cigarettes from an American magazine, c1950

Background imageMedicine Collection: Shotley Bridge General Hospital, County Durham

Shotley Bridge General Hospital, County Durham
Aerial view of Shotley Bridge Hospital, County Durham. It was originally opened by the Gateshead Union in 1912 as a TB sanatorium (far right of picture)

Background imageMedicine Collection: WW1 silhouettes, wounded soldiers and medical care

WW1 silhouettes, wounded soldiers and medical care
Silhouettes of wounded soldiers and medical care during the First World War. From the top: stretcher bearers, a field ambulance, the casualty clearing station, a train taking men off to the base

Background imageMedicine Collection: Facial muscles of the human face (with labels)

Facial muscles of the human face (with labels)

Background imageMedicine Collection: Deaths Dispensary. An 1866 cartoon indicating water pollution as a source of disease

Deaths Dispensary. An 1866 cartoon indicating water pollution as a source of disease
POLLUTION CARTOON, 1866. Deaths Dispensary. An 1866 cartoon indicating water pollution as a source of disease

Background imageMedicine Collection: Human Heart Anatomy 1888

Human Heart Anatomy 1888
Illustrated Natural History of the Three Kingdoms Illustrierte Naturgeschichte der drei Reiche Franz StrAÔé¼ssles - Wilhelm Nitzschke, Stuttgart 1888

Background imageMedicine Collection: Gastrointestinal nematodes

Gastrointestinal nematodes
Illustration of a gastrointestinal nematodes

Background imageMedicine Collection: Pennsylvania Hospital, in Pine Street, Philadelphia: colored engraving, 1799, by William Birch & Son

Pennsylvania Hospital, in Pine Street, Philadelphia: colored engraving, 1799, by William Birch & Son
PHILADELPHIA HOSPITAL, 1799. Pennsylvania Hospital, in Pine Street, Philadelphia: colored engraving, 1799, by William Birch & Son

Background imageMedicine Collection: Girl playing Nurse

Girl playing Nurse
A young girl in her nurses outfit, tends to her teddys injuries with copious bandaging, whilst a pet cat watches on. She seems to be getting her medical knowledge from the First Aid manual in her

Background imageMedicine Collection: Diagram of the human brain and spinal column

Diagram of the human brain and spinal column
A diagram of the brain and spinal column, including the vertebrae

Background imageMedicine Collection: Pharmacy of the Future

Pharmacy of the Future
EMIL ADOLF VON BEHRING German bacteriologist who won Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1901

Background imageMedicine Collection: Teeth of adults and children

Teeth of adults and children
The teeth of adults and children, shown in cross-section, individually, and in the mouth

Background imageMedicine Collection: The Order of Release, 1746, 1852-1853. Artist: John Everett Millais

The Order of Release, 1746, 1852-1853. Artist: John Everett Millais
The Order of Release, 1746, 1852-1853. A barefoot Scottish woman with child in arms brings the official document releasing her wounded husband from prison after the failure of the Second Jacobite

Background imageMedicine Collection: The Examination of a Young Surgeon. Satirical etching, 1811, by George Cruikshank

The Examination of a Young Surgeon. Satirical etching, 1811, by George Cruikshank
CARTOON: SURGEONS, 1811. The Examination of a Young Surgeon. Satirical etching, 1811, by George Cruikshank

Background imageMedicine Collection: Whipps Cross Hospital, Essex

Whipps Cross Hospital, Essex
Part of Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, Essex. Several patients can be see in beds on the open balconies. The hospital was opened in 1903 by the West Ham Union for the sick poor in the area

Background imageMedicine Collection: English oak or pedunculate oak, Quercus robur

English oak or pedunculate oak, Quercus robur (Quercus pedunculata). Chromolithograph after a botanical illustration by Walther Muller from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants

Background imageMedicine Collection: The March of Intellect, (1828?). Artist: Robert Seymour

The March of Intellect, (1828?). Artist: Robert Seymour
The March of Intellect, (1828?); showing a juggernaut figure with London University on its head and balloons issuing from its pipe, sweeping and kicking to one side lawyers, vicars, and quack doctors

Background imageMedicine Collection: Andrews Liver Salt poster by John Hassall

Andrews Liver Salt poster by John Hassall
I must have left it behind. A bemused gent scratches his head as he searches his suitcase for his precious tin of Andrews Liver Salt. It is, of course, in his back trouser pocket. Date: c.1920

Background imageMedicine Collection: Human brain anatomy, lateral view

Human brain anatomy, lateral view

Background imageMedicine Collection: Lord, have mercy on London. Contemporary English woodcut on the Great Plague of 1665

Lord, have mercy on London. Contemporary English woodcut on the Great Plague of 1665
PLAGUE OF LONDON, 1665. Lord, have mercy on London. Contemporary English woodcut on the Great Plague of 1665

Background imageMedicine Collection: The Gout. Etching, 1799, by James Gillray

The Gout. Etching, 1799, by James Gillray
GOUT, 1799. The Gout. Etching, 1799, by James Gillray

Background imageMedicine Collection: Soursop, Annona muricata

Soursop, Annona muricata
Soursop, graviola or guyabano tree, Annona muricata, Corossol a fruit herisse. Handcoloured steel engraving by Alphonse-Leon Noel after a botanical illustration by Edouard Maubert from Pierre Oscar

Background imageMedicine Collection: Common oak tree, Quercus robur

Common oak tree, Quercus robur. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageMedicine Collection: Florence Nightingale, English nurse and hospital reformer, c1850s

Florence Nightingale, English nurse and hospital reformer, c1850s. Named after the place of her birth in Italy, Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) devoted her life to the sick and suffering

Background imageMedicine Collection: Crieff Hydropathic - Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland

Crieff Hydropathic - Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
Crieff Hydro is a hotel in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland which opened in 1868 as the Crieff Hydropathic Establishment. Founded in 1868 by Dr Thomas Henry Meikle with an emphasis on exercise

Background imageMedicine Collection: Cell types in the mammalian cerebellum: drawing, 1894, by the Spanish histologist Santiago Ramon y

Cell types in the mammalian cerebellum: drawing, 1894, by the Spanish histologist Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852-1934)
NERVE CELLS, 1894. Cell types in the mammalian cerebellum: drawing, 1894, by the Spanish histologist Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852-1934)

Background imageMedicine Collection: Pen and ink studies, c1510, by Leonardo da Vinci of a human fetus

Pen and ink studies, c1510, by Leonardo da Vinci of a human fetus
LEONARDO: HUMAN FETUS. Pen and ink studies, c1510, by Leonardo da Vinci of a human fetus

Background imageMedicine Collection: YELLOW FEVER, CUBA, c1900. Conquerors of Yellow Fever. Cuban physician Dr

YELLOW FEVER, CUBA, c1900. Conquerors of Yellow Fever. Cuban physician Dr. Carlos Finlay (left, in civilian clothes), U.S. Army surgeon Dr. Walter Reed (center), and others observe as Dr

Background imageMedicine Collection: West Ham Infirmary, Whipps Cross, Essex

West Ham Infirmary, Whipps Cross, Essex
West Ham Infirmary, Whipps Cross, Leytonstone, Essex, viewed across a small lake. The infirmary, better known as Whipps Cross Hospital

Background imageMedicine Collection: White willow or golden willow, Salix alba

White willow or golden willow, Salix alba. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageMedicine Collection: Superior view of human brain with colored lobes and labels

Superior view of human brain with colored lobes and labels

Background imageMedicine Collection: Female Surgeons

Female Surgeons
American female doctors in an operating theatre being watched by students. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageMedicine Collection: Boots The Chemist

Boots The Chemist
October 1916: The exterior of Boots the Chemist shop in a British high street. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageMedicine Collection: RAMON Y CAJAL, Santiago (1852-1934). Spanish

RAMON Y CAJAL, Santiago (1852-1934). Spanish

Background imageMedicine Collection: Pinel releasing mental patients from shackles in France, 1796

Pinel releasing mental patients from shackles in France, 1796
Philippe Pinel releasing mental patients at La Salpetriere from their bonds, 1796. Hand-colored 19th-century halftone reproduction of a painting

Background imageMedicine Collection: Medical kit in the Civil War, 1860s

Medical kit in the Civil War, 1860s
Civil War medical kit used in field situations, Shiloh Battlefield. Photograph



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"Unveiling the Intricacies of Medicine: From Ancient Ethics to Modern Innovations" Step into the world of medicine, where knowledge and compassion intertwine to heal and save lives. Explore the depths of this captivating field through a journey encompassing various milestones and remarkable individuals. Delve into Santiago Ramon Y Cajal's groundbreaking work on cortical grey matter schema, unraveling the complexities of our brain's structure. Witness James Gillray's satirical etching depicting Edward Jenner's revolutionary discovery of vaccination against smallpox in 1802. Travel to Shotley Bridge General Hospital in County Durham, an emblematic institution that has provided care for countless patients throughout history. Marvel at The Middlesex Hospital in London, a beacon of medical excellence since its establishment. Discover the Hippocratic oath, a timeless code embodying ethical conduct for practitioners of medicine. Admire an ancient Byzantine manuscript from the 12th century bearing this sacred text written in the form of a cross. Immerse yourself in an inferior view anatomy illustration showcasing the intricate beauty and complexity of our human brain. Learn about Spanish neuroscientist Santiago Ramon Y Cajal's contributions that revolutionized our understanding of neuroscience. Reflect upon WW1 silhouettes portraying wounded soldiers receiving vital medical care amidst chaos and devastation. Celebrate Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, a pioneering woman who shattered barriers as one of Britain's first female doctors. Witness St Thomas Hospital standing tall as a symbol of resilience and dedication in providing exceptional healthcare services for centuries. Contemplate "Deaths Dispensary, " an 1866 cartoon highlighting water pollution as a source contributing to disease outbreaks - emphasizing public health concerns even then. Finally, marvel at how anesthesia forever transformed surgery with its first use in 1846 - relieving pain and enabling complex procedures previously unimaginable. Medicine is not merely science; it is artistry combined with empathy that continues to evolve through time. It embodies the relentless pursuit of knowledge, compassion for humanity, and a commitment to healing.