A Short History of Healing: From Antiquity to the Renaissance

08-12-2019 03:03 PM

The University of Michigan Library Special Collections Research Center holds an extraordinary collection of artifacts, manuscripts, and early printed books illustrating the early history of western medicine. In an informal workshop setting, participants will learn about the birth and early development of western medicine through a close viewing of historical artifacts, including ancient papyri, medical amulets, medieval manuscripts, and richly illustrated Renaissance books. The workshop will pay special attention to the interplay between science and religion as well as to the role of art in disseminating medical knowledge.


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