Illustrated History of Medicine: A Medical Exploration in Fifty Objects
- Author: Paul, Gill
- ISBN: 9780857625113
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The Illustrated History of Medicine takes readers on a 12,000-year journey by exploring fifty objects that open windows onto different aspects of medical history.Objects are listed chronologically, and include: a Neolithic Trapanned Skull (c.10,000 bce); Clay Tablets from the Library of Assurbanipal (7th century bce); Avicenna's Tomb in Hamadan, Iran (1037); a Plague Doctor Mask (17th century); John Snow's Cholera Map (1854); the Snellen Chart for Eye Tests (1862); Alexander Flemming's Petri Dish (1928); a Red ribbon for AIDs awareness (1991).