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    History of medicine: Media



    Edward Jenner: smallpox vaccination
    Edward Jenner vaccinating his child against smallpox; coloured engraving.
    Wellcome Library, London (CC BY 4.0)
    Imhotep reading a papyrus roll, detail of a sculpture
    ?gyptisches Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin—Preussischer Kulturbesitz
    Ebers papyrus
    Ebers papyrus prescription for asthma treatment.
    U.S. National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health
    leeching; medicine, history of
    Leeches in a large jar on a table at which stands a woman who has placed a leech...
    National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland
    Acupuncture points, drawing from a Chinese manuscript; in the Bibliothèque Nationale...
    Courtesy of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
    ivory diptych
    Asclepius, from an ivory diptych, 5th century ce;...
    The Bridgeman Art Library/Art Resource, New York
    Hippocrates, undated bust.
    ? Photos.com/Thinkstock
    Raphael: detail from School of Athens
    Plato (left) and Aristotle, detail from School of Athens, fresco by Raphael,...
    Bacon, Roger
    Roger Bacon, oil on canvas by Ernest Board; in the Wellcome Library, London. 91.9...
    Wellcome Library, London (CC BY 4.0)
    St. Albertus Magnus
    St. Albertus Magnus, detail of a fresco by Tommaso da Modena, c. 1352; in the Church...
    Alinari/Art Resource, New York
    Andreas Vesalius
    In the 16th century Flemish physician Andreas Vesalius revolutionized the practice...
    ? Everett Historical/Shutterstock.com
    Harvey, William: theory of the circulation of blood
    Woodcut depicting William Harvey's theory of the circulation of blood, from his Exercitatio...
    National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland
    William Hunter
    William Hunter, detail of an oil painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds; in the Hunterian...
    Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
    stethoscope; La?nnec, René
    A stethoscope made of a single hollow tube of wood and brass, belonging to French...
    Science Museum London
    Bernard, Claude
    Claude Bernard, illustration of a statue.
    ? Photos.com/Thinkstock
    experiments disproving spontaneous generation
    The hypothesis of spontaneous generation posited that living organisms develop from...
    Encyclop?dia Britannica, Inc.
    Joseph Lister
    Joseph Lister, c. 1890.
    William Thomas Green Morton administering ether anesthesia
    William Thomas Green Morton administering ether anesthesia during the first successful...
    Science History Images/Alamy
    Wilhelm Conrad R?ntgen
    Wilhelm Conrad R?ntgen.
    Theiler, Max
    Max Theiler.
    Courtesy Rockefeller Archive Center (www.rockarch.org/)
    leprosy treatment centre at Kalaupapa
    Leprosy treatment centre at Kalaupapa, on the island of Molokai, Hawaii.
    Werner Stoy from Camera Hawaii
    surgery; medicine, history of
    A patient undergoing surgery in 1898.
    Segemark, Peter / Nordiska museet
    Curie, Marie; mobile radiological unit
    Marie Curie driving a car converted into a mobile radiological unit used to treat...
    ? Photos.com/Jupiterimages
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