|Author/Contributor(s):||Mackowiak, Philip A|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
sensibilities of the times in which they were created, and communicating formal, spiritual, and scientific values. Rarely have experts considered the potential clinical implications of such works or their collective value as an archive of medical history. Many prominent works of art have depicted aspects of medicine's long struggle against ignorance, superstition, and religious and political dogma to emerge as one of mankind's greatest achievements. The particular works included in this book were chosen both for their esthetic appeal and for the
skill with which they depict important developments in medicine over time. Dr. Mackowiak reveals what these works have to say about the status of the art of medicine in the past, and its relationship to the medicine of today.