Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Thomas Bewick

  • Blindness and visual sensory distortion in Thomas Bewick’s woodcuts

    Stephen Martin Thailand   The artist and naturalist Thomas Bewick (1753–1828) was one of the Enlightenment’s leading polymaths. He wrote groundbreaking books on birds1 and mammals,2 as well as an autobiography, which is absorbing and charming. This Memoir of Thomas Bewick3 is a delightfully detailed window on the eighteenth century and Regency periods, focusing on…