Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Zodiac Man

  • Medieval medical diagrams: meanings, audiences, and functions

    Sara Strådal United Kingdom   Diagrams are prevalent in many different types of medieval manuscripts; they are used to illustrate theological and moral concerns as well as scientific and medical theories. In religious manuscripts they have often been investigated and understood in terms of their mnemonic functions. For example, Lucy Freeman Sandler describes how diagrams…