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Medicine and art
Alan E. H. Emery
CRC Press
UK Publication Date

Lavishly illustrated and beautifully presented

53 colour illustrations of art

Marvel at the A4 size pictures in a hardback volume

Read the stories behind them

Alan and Marcia Emery present a superb collection of over fifty pieces of art, reflecting the physician's role in society and the relationship between doctor and patient.

Medicine and Art contains an international selection of artworks, tracing both the history of art and the development of medicine from the Ancient Greeks to the present day, illustrating changing perceptions and applications of medicine, through varied styles and artistic media.

Each work of art is accompanied by a short essay describing the history of the artist and the subject of the artwork. The full colour illustrations and detailed Appendix of further artworks depicting specific medical conditions make this book a unique treasure trove of information for all who share the authors' love of art, history and medicine. This intriguing book evolved from a series of articles written and researched by Alan Emery about art and medicine in Clinical Medicine, the journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London.

In addition to his life-long love of art, Professor Alan EH Emery has written over twenty books and 300 scientific articles during his long career in medical genetics. Marcia LH Emery shares her husband's love of art and history. She qualified in psychology in the UK and later obtained qualifications in library science at Case Western Reserve University, USA.

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This is a handsomely produced volume of 53 superb reproductions... an invaluable resource... I recommend it enthusiastically to all physicians.

A magnificent collection., 2002

beautiful and functional
The British Journal of General Practice

Medicine and Art is a splendid production and a work of erudition. It is not necessary to be either an Art or Medical historian to enjoy this visual indulgence and it will certainly inform and enhance one's enjoyment of the paintings.
Newsletter of the Retired Fellows Society

I congratulate Alan and Marcia Emery on their book, which will give pleasure to many.
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

The paintings are beautifully reproduced... [with] brief but excellent text that accompanies each image. This is a fascinating study of an important subject. The images deserve very careful study - le bon Dieu est dans le detail.
Journal of
the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 2004

Alan and Marcia Emery's text is a delight. The book has been beautifully produced and the illustrations are of high quality. The authors and publishers are to be congratulated on giving us a volume which is as suitable as a present as it is as a continuing source of pleasure for oneself.
The Journal of Medical Biography

A varied and exciting selection of paintings are presented from famous and unknown artists. The presentation gives an introduction to early media in a way which is hard to obtain with text alone. Insightful comments improves the understanding of the paintings message ... The small articles touch, surprise and provoke. The book is recommended to all who are interested in medical history and art.
Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association

As a start this book would be an invaluable introduction to the history of medicine for students... This is a beautifully produced and well researched book, full of clinical interest and historical fact. The pictures and text together convey a wealth of relationships between doctors and patients over the centuries and provide a pictorial commentary on social customs and cultures in many parts of the world.
The Ulster Medical Journal, May 2003

A work of art depicting the interaction between physician and patient forces us to dwell on humanitarian aspects rather on technicalites of disease...Their book clearly is a labour of love. It has grown out of a series of articles that over the years have appeared in Clinical Medicine, the Journal of The Royal College of Physicians of London...An extra feature of this book is the list of paintings from all over the world that show medical syndromes- almost without question genetically determined...Altogether this book is a good buy- and a stimulus to go and see the originals.
Neuromuscular Disorders 15 (2005) 326-327

This fascinating book includes a unique treasure which will be of great value to chronic lovers of art, history, medicine, and science.
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