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Evidence of a skull trepanning

Alexandru Gh. Sonoc Sibiu, Romania   Unknown man with a white feather Christopher Paudiss (1618-1666) Oil on fire wood panel Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania The man shown here wears a blue velvet hat with a white feather and a brown-reddish cloak. Around his neck he has a brocade scarf in red, ocher, and blue. […]

Bosch’s Stone Operation: meaning, medicine, and morality

Laurinda Dixon New York, USA   Figure 1: Hieronymus Bosch, Cure of Folly (Stone Operation), ca. 1488 or later, oil on panel, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. The Stone Operation (fig. 1) (ca. 1488 or later), also known as The Cure of Folly, by the Dutch fifteenth-century painter Hieronymus Bosch (ca. 1450-1516), is, like all […]