Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Conrad Gesner

  • “Loathsome Beasts: Images of reptiles and amphibians in art and science”

    The history of how reptiles and amphibians have been represented throughout history has been well covered by Professor Kay Etheridge of Gettysburg College in a learned article in 2007. She starts off by reminding her readers that “loathsome beasts” have received less attention than higher vertebrates, largely as they are not useful for food, sport,…