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Sir Robert Carswell, illustrious medical illustrator 

Robert Carswell. Source Paris during the greater part of the nineteenth century was the mecca of medicine, home of great surgeons and great physicians. Doctors from all over the world flocked to its hospitals to learn from its famous professors and study pathology in their amply supplied dissecting rooms. Among these students was a Scottish […]

The Hogmouths of Habsburg

Craig Blackstone Bethesda, Maryland, USA   1670 Austrian 3 Kreuzer coin.[i] Image by Craig Blackstone. Coins are miniature works of art. Since portraits of prominent individuals have graced coins for millennia, images forged in precious metals in the distant past can represent disease even now. Indeed, the earliest artistic depictions of disorders such as goiter […]