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An x-ray of a 'lily footed' woman of China, c1890-1923.
The Hippocratic oath, Hippocrates' code of ethical conduct for practitioners of medicine
PLAGUE: DANCE OF THE RATS. Rats dancing at the time of the plague. Oil on canvas, c1800.
YELLOW FEVER, CUBA, c1900. 'Conquerors of Yellow Fever.' Cuban physician Dr
Prince Siddhartha meets an old man and a sick man. Detail of a painting on silk, 10th century
Chinese girl suffering from smallpox: watercolor.
Lateral view of the human skeletal system: woodcut from the first book of Andreas
'The Zodiac Man,' the oldest printed bloodletting chart, showing the astrological
Lord, have mercy on London. Contemporary English woodcut on the Great Plague of 1665.
Surgeon performing an amputation. Woodcut from an edition of Hans von Gersdoff's
An alchemist (seated left wearing eyeglasses) and his assistants
Herbalist who compiled the first medical herbal Pen-ts'ao. Chinese watercolor.
Costume worn by members of the Brotherhood of Mercy when dealing with victims of the plague
Rendering of an ancient Roman hospital, more accurately depicting a medieval one
The First Vaccination by Edward Jenner, 14 May 1796. Photogravure, late 19th century
Manuscript illumination from 'Maqamat of al-Hariri,' by Muhammad al-Qasim
Collier's cover, 11 May 1912, urging stricter enforcement of the Pure Food &
discuss the mandrake. Arabic ms. of De Materia Medica, 1229 A.D.
'Your Kiss of Affection, the Germ of Infection
PARISIAN PHARMACY, 1624. French engraving, 1624.
PLAGUE COSTUME of a physician at Marseilles, France: color French engraving, 1720.
OPEN-AIR PHARMACY. An open-air pharmacy and various methods of medical care-giving: illuminated ms
THE DENTIST, 1629. Oil/panel by Jan Miense Molenaer (Dutch, 1610-1668).
ASCLEPIUS. Greek god of medicine; frieze detail from the Temple of Asclepius, c4th century B
JONAS SALK (1914-1995). American medical scientist; developer of polio vaccine
DENTISTRY, 1920s. American home dentistry in the 1920s.
STEEN: QUACK, 17th CENTURY. 'The Quack.' Oil on canvas by Jan Steen (1626-1679).
PLAGUE IN MARSEILLES, 1720. Detail of contemporary painting by Michel Serre.
POLIO CERTIFICATE, 1954. American "Polio Pioneer" certificate and lapel
DOCTOR TAKING PULSE Doctor taking the pulse of a patient, an ancient Chinese medical procedure
SURGEON, 18TH CENTURY. An 18th century surgeon
PHARMACY: ARABIC MS. Arabic ms. of "De Materia Medica," Baghdad, c1224 A.D.
LOUIS PASTEUR (1822-1895). French chemist and microbiologist. French newspaper cover
LEPER HOUSE, c1220-1244. A leper house. Manuscript illumination from Vincent of Beauvais'
VILLAGE BARBER-SURGEON. Adriane Brouwer. Oil on oak.
POLIO CARTOON, 1957. 'Wonder Why My Parents Didn't Give Me Salk Shots?'
JULES EMILE PEAN (1830-1898). In surgery at St. Louis Hospital. Oil on canvas, c1881, by H
FOUR HUMORS: MELANCHOLIA. One of the four humors, Melancholia, according to physician Galen
HANDBOOK: FIRST AID. First aid handbook published by the Johnson & Johnson Company
ARAB EYE TREATISE. Page from a 13th century Arabic manuscript of Hunayn's Treatise
ELLIS ISLAND: EXAMINATION. Immigrants being examined for eye diseases at Ellis Island
HERBAL MEDICINE. Physicians gathering herbs: ms. illum. from a German herbal, c. 1200.
ZODIACAL MAN, 14th CENTURY. Zodiacal Man according to theories of School of Salerno
ARABIC PHYSICIAN. An Arabic physician watches as a boy suffering from a snakebite
ARAB ANATOMICAL DRAWING. Diagram of a pregnant woman from a Persian copy of an 11th
A HOSPITAL. Illumination from a 13th century translation of a treatise by Avicenna.
INDIA: MALARIA PLAY, c1929. An educational play put on by children to teach spectators
HAWAII: MEDICINE POUNDER. Ivory medicine pounder used by King Kamehameha I (c1758-1819).
POTAWATOMI MEDICINE STICK. Stick containing many recipes for medicinal cures, used
WOODROW WILSON (1856-1924). 28th President of the United States
RADIOLOGIST, c1930. A radiologist using x-rays to repel Death, personified as a skeleton
MAYO CLINIC, 1913. Charles Horace Mayo demonstrating an operation at St
TEST-TUBE BABY, 1978. Front page of the London, England, 'Evening News,' 27 July 1978
LION-FACED MAN, 1907. Stephan Bibrowsky (1890-1932), known as Lionel the Lion-Faced Man
LEEKS. Harvesting leeks for medicinal purposes. Illumination published in 1380.
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