Sunday, 19 June 2016

Georg Bartisch's Ophthalmodouleia

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'Ophthalmodouleia: Das ist, Augendienst' is the first Renaissance manuscript on ophthalmic disorders and eye surgery, published in 1583 by German physician Georg Bartisch.

The work contains a total of 92 woodcuts each depicting diseases of the eye. Depsite his scientific calling, Bartisch was a superstitious man, believing that astrology, magic, and witchcraft played a significant part in the causes of disease.

(via Neatorama)

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