Operation on patient's skull, (Detail) The second miniature of a set of six showing the stages of an operation for a compound fracture of the skull. Image taken from Chirurgia. Originally published in France (near Amiens); 1300-1310.
An illustration from the Middle Ages showing a physician and his patient during a bloodletting procedure. Bloodletting was common in medicine until the late 19th century, and it was believed that eliminating "bad blood" cured many diseases.
Rare 500-year-old illustrated medical book shows doctors analysing urine to diagnose illness and brushing lice from a boy's hair