Historical cartoon of Hippocrates & X-rayed hand

Historical cartoon of Hippocrates & X-rayed hand

N060/0005 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 62.9MB

Downloadable file size: 5.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature X-Ray Centenary

Credit: JEAN-LOUP CHARMET/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: "Hippocrates and the X-rays", after a caricature by Vincent in France, 1920. Hippocrates (460BC- 370BC) is regarded as the father of medicine. He established the first recorded medical school, and set a standard of medical ethics reflected by the Hippocratic Oath still taken by modern medical students. The Hippocratic school believed in the moderation of diet and the efficacy of cleanliness. Disease was looked upon as a purely physical phenomenon, resulting from an imbalance of the body's vital fluids, or humors (blood, phlegm, black bile and yellow bile). The caricature depicts this teaching being confounded by more modern diagnostic methods.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: caricature, caricatures, device, equipment, healthcare, hippocrates, historical, history, medical, medical caricature, medicine, tool, x-rays

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.