The Centre is ecstatic to offer ‘The Sick Rose: Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration‘ by Richard Barnett (Thames & Hudson, 2014) for review. We are specifically looking for a clinician to undertake the challenge of reviewing this fascinating and curious collection of medical illustrations, which will be pressed alongside a review by Zoe Mendelson – an artist and participant of the CMH New Generations Programme.

Sick Rose Jkt‘A beautifully gruesome and strangely enthralling visual tour through disease in an age before colour photography. 

Exquisitely detailed illustrations from some of the world’s rarest medical books form an unforgettable and profoundly human reminder of mankind’s age-old struggle with disease.

This evocative overview, incorporating historic maps, charts, medical instruments and case notes, reveals the fears and preoccupations of an era at the mercy of epidemics, infection and bodily decay.’ 

If you would like to write a review on ‘The Sick Rose‘ (approximately 1,000-1,500 words in length),  then please email our reviews editor with a short explanation of why you are well placed to review the book.


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