The Personification of Medicine, Pharmacy and Surgery

For my last post of the year, I'm going to look at an image that has really summed up the fall semester for me. For my degree capstone, I've been doing a lot of research in the history and anthropology of medicine (plague, big surprise, huh). This is one of those finds that won't fit... Continue Reading →

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Lazarus does not have the plague!

I get it. We would all like to¬†have more illustrations of the plague. It is hard to fathom how a horrific event like the Black Death has left so few bonafide illustrations. Misidentified illustrations¬†do not solve the problem; they compound the confusion. Three images commonly used to illustrate the Black Death have been proven misidentifications;... Continue Reading →

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