The Sick Rose : or; Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration, Hardback

The Sick Rose : or; Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration Hardback


The Sick Rose is a beautifully gruesome and strangely fascinating visual tour through disease in an age before colour photography.

This stunning volume, combining detailed illustrations of afflicted patients from some of the worlds rarest medical books, forms an unforgettable and profoundly human reminder of mankinds struggle with disease.

Incorporating historic maps, pioneering charts and contemporary case notes, Richard Barnetts evocative overview reveals the fears and obsessions of an era gripped by epidemics.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 354 illustrations, 345 in colour
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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  • Category: Illustration
  • ISBN: 9780500517345



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