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The Many Lives of the Medieval Wound Man

- December 7, 2016 in Art & Illustrations, early modern medicine, Featured Articles, injury, medieval medicine, Science & Medicine, surgery, wound man

Sliced, stabbed, punctured, bleeding, harassed on all sides by various weaponry, the curious image of Wound Man is a frequent presence in the world of medieval and early modern medical manuscripts. Jack Hartnell explores this enigmatic figure’s journey through the centuries.

Vesalius and the Body Metaphor

- April 18, 2013 in anatomy, Andreas Vesalius, Articles, Books, Culture & History, language, medicine, metaphor, Science & Medicine, surgery, Vesalius

City streets, a winepress, pulleys, spinning tops, a ray fish, curdled milk: just a…

16th century Prosthetics (1564)

- September 28, 2012 in Images, Images-16th, Images-Engraving-Line, Images-Science, medicine, non-article, prosthetics, surgery

Images of mechanical prosthetics as designed by Ambroise Paré in his book Dix livres de la chirurgie (Ten books of Surgery). Paré was the official royal surgeon for kings Henry II, Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and is considered to be one of the fathers of surgery and modern forensic pathology. As well as a designer of surgical instruments, he was also a leader in surgical techniques and battlefield medicine, especially the treatment of wounds. (Wikipedia) (All images taken from the National Library of Medicine. Those published below have been cleaned and doctored a little .) Other illustrations from Dix livres de la chirurgie: Sign up to get our free fortnightly newsletter which shall deliver direct to your inbox the latest brand new article and a digest of the most recent collection items. Simply add your details to the form below and click the link you receive via email to confirm your subscription!

OKN Surgeries

- November 21, 2011 in help, manual, surgery

Looking through these ideas I think there is a real call for a regular OKN surgery whereby those thinking about Open Data projects could have a half hour, one on one session, with an experienced OKN practitioner. This might happen face to face, or more practically over Skype or IRC. This could be really useful for kick starting projects, particularly where those of us who are not as technical, can articulate s project at a conceptual level (whilst learning practical skills). What d'ya think ?

OKN Surgeries

- November 21, 2011 in help, manual, surgery

Looking through these ideas I think there is a real call for a regular OKN surgery whereby those thinking about Open Data projects could have a half hour, one on one session, with an experienced OKN practitioner. This might happen face to face, or more practically over Skype or IRC. This could be really useful for kick starting projects, particularly where those of us who are not as technical, can articulate s project at a conceptual level (whilst learning practical skills). What d'ya think ?