Skin Atlases

Muirhead Tower Atrium
Wednesday 13 January (09:00) - Monday 18 April 2016 (18:00)
Psoriosis, Bateman 1828, Cadbury Research Library

Skin atlases: mapping diseases of the skin

Skin atlases are among the most visually compelling medical publications. They date from the emergence of nineteenth-century specialist skin hospitals in Europe. This exhibition curated by Professor Jonathan Reinarz, Director of the History of Medicine Unit, of ground breaking texts by pioneering physicians in the field of dermatology, from the Cadbury Research Library, traces the development of this medical speciality over the nineteenth century. Featuring images from works by Robert Willan, Jean-Louis Alibert, Thomas Bateman, Pierre Rayer and Henry Radcliffe Crocker, among others.

Jonathan Reinarz's lecture 'Skin atlases: mapping diseases of the skin' to accompany the exhibition will be on Thursday 17 March 2016, 13.00-13.50, in the Cadbury Research Library's Chamberlain Seminar Room. All welcome, please email to book.

The exhibition is open on weekdays only.