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“…a compendium of all the injuries that a body might sustain. Captions beside the stoic figure describe the injuries and sometimes give prognoses: often precise distinctions are drawn between types of injuries, such as whether an arrow has embedded itself in a muscle or shot right through.”

“…a compendium of all the injuries that a body might sustain. Captions beside the stoic figure describe the injuries and sometimes give prognoses: often precise distinctions are drawn between types of injuries, such as whether an arrow has embedded itself in a muscle or shot right through.”

Map of Juan de la Cosa, 1500. Earliest undisputed representation of the Americas.

Juan de la Cosa Map

Map of Juan de la Cosa, 1500. Earliest undisputed representation of the Americas.

Spine in a Jar...disturbing, yet somehow completely amazing

Spine in a Jar...disturbing, yet somehow completely amazing

This magnificent and unique medicine chest was made for vincenzo giustiniani, the last genoese governor of the island of chios in the eastern aegean sea, in the 1560s. on a box from the middle drawer is painted the symbol of chios - a black eagle above a three-towered castle. the chest contains 126 bottles and pots for drugs, some of which still have their original content.

This magnificent and unique medicine chest was made for vincenzo giustiniani, the last genoese governor of the island of chios in the eastern aegean sea, in the 1560s. on a box from the middle drawer is painted the symbol of chios - a black eagle above a three-towered castle. the chest contains 126 bottles and pots for drugs, some of which still have their original content.

antique medical instruments  | Vintage MEDICAL Equipment Shots Syringes and by VintageSupplyCo

Vintage MEDICAL Equipment Shots Syringes and Needles

antique medical instruments | Vintage MEDICAL Equipment Shots Syringes and by VintageSupplyCo

Physicians consulting a series of patients in a sick room

Rare 500-year-old illustrated medical book shows doctors analysing urine to diagnose illness and brushing lice from a boy's hair

Physicians consulting a series of patients in a sick room

Image from the Tashrīḥ-i badan-i insān / Manṣūr ibn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad - 15th century

Image from the Tashrīḥ-i badan-i insān / Manṣūr ibn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad - 15th century

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