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Wound Man, mid century, Venice from London’s Wellcome Library’s collection of medieval anatomy diagrams. This wound man hails from the and offers all sorts of valuable advice on how to remove swords from his torso and extremities.

“Wound Man is an illustration which first appeared in European surgical texts in the Middle Ages. It laid out schematically the various wounds a person might suffer in battle or in accidents”

“Wound Man is an illustration which first appeared in European surgical texts in the Middle Ages. It laid out schematically the various wounds a person might suffer in battle or in accidents” - Retronaut

Trepanation, 14th century artwork from Anathomia (1345) by Italian anatomist Guido da Vigevano.  This procedure was used to treat headaches, migraines, epilepsy and mental illness.  Grim.

Trepanation, century artwork from Anathomia by Italian anatomist Guido da Vigevano. This procedure was used to treat headaches, migraines, epilepsy and mental illness.

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Medieval Christmas Traditions: Actors wearing full facial masks as part of a mumming (play). This is from a manuscript created in 1344 for the court of Edward III. Larger picture at source.

Figure of a pregnant woman, a woodcut with hand color, is from Fasciculus Medicinae, one of the first printed medical books with anatomical illustrations. This collection of medical treatises was published in Venice in 1491.

Figure of a pregnant woman, a woodcut with hand colour, is from Fasciculus Medicinae, one of the first printed medical books with anatomical illustrations. This collection of medical treatises was published in Venice in

My kind of paper doll!  Sussidi didattici: Atlante corpo umano.

Human body atlas teaching aid from the exhibition "Behind lal lavagna-Mestre, Centro Culturale Candiani" April/May 2003

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

'De Hortus Sanitatis': A rare book detailing some of the earliest European…

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Medieval Dental Practitioner

The medieval book has gone on display at the University of Aberdeen for the first time - showing some of the medical methods practiced in Scotland five centuries ago.

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

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

Very scary 17th century plague mask, with long beak to stuff with protective herbs.

Doctor Schnabel von Rom, a plague physician in protective clothing. Etching by Paulus Furst of Nuremberg, Germany,

Medieval medicine

Terrifying medieval medical procedures that will make your toes curl

Medieval Medicine - The Middle Ages are often seen as a period of limited medical knowledge and yet many ideas from the classical medicine survived into the medieval period. This man's leg wound is being treated, while herbs for a soothing ointment or healing drink are being prepared. http://simon-rose.com/books/the-heretics-tomb/medieval-medicine/

This man's leg wound is being treated, while herbs for a soothing ointment or healing drink are being prepared.

Ilustración de una mujer operada del pecho, acompañado de un primer plano de los instrumentos quirúrgicos utilizados (1675). Pertenece a un compendio de la medicina popular y la cirugía en alemán de un monasterio de franciscanos, probablemente en Austria, o el sur de Alemania.  Wellcome Library, Londres

circa 1675 Illustration of a woman having a breast operation, accompanied by a close up of the surgical instruments used.

Tattooed woman of the British Isles totally rockin' it before battle.

The Picts were a group of early Mediaeval Celtic people, who would adorn themselves from head to toe in tattoos of ancient Pictish symbols. The Myke name originates from the pictish tribe from Scotland.

Anathomia ossium corporis humani, the oldest surviving anatomical rendering of the human skeleton.  Apparently this caused an uproar in the science world after nearly eight centuries of repression by religious groups that maintained hegemony throughout the dark ages.  Hieronymus Brunschwig, 1497.

Anathomia ossium corporis humani, the oldest surviving anatomical rendering of the human skeleton. Apparently this caused an uproar in the science world after nearly eight centuries of repression by.

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