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Four vignettes demonstrating different cauterisation points on naked human bodies. Watercolour after a twelfth century manuscript.

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Description

The cauterisation points illustrated in this painting are to cure ailments including: toothache, tertian fever, dropsy, quaternary fever, kidney disease, pain in hips, sciatica and quotidian fever

See further: R. Herrlinger, History of medical illustration, Munich 1970, pp. 31-32

Physical description

1 painting : watercolour, with gold paint and gouache ; image 20.4 x 15 cm

Lettering note

Each vignette has accompanying text

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 22284i

Reproduction note

The original is: MS British Museum Sloane MS 1975, fol. XCIII

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  • Latin


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