Medical zodiac, 15th century diagram

Medical zodiac, 15th century diagram

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Caption: Medical zodiac. 15th century diagram with Latin text illustrating how the human body relates to the zodiac signs. Such information was used in medical practices, such as bloodletting. The diagram, known as a zodiac woman, is from Johannes de Ketham's Fasciculus Medicinae (Venice, 1491).

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