Deformities and diseases, 15th century

Deformities and diseases, 15th century

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Credit: Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Deformities and diseases. 15th-century illustration showing various human deformities and diseases, with a form of treatment at top (possibly drinking waters from a geothermal spring or other healing waters). Artwork from 'Buch der Natur' (Book of Nature, 1481) by Konrad von Megenberg (1309-1374), a translation and adaptation of the 13th-century 'De natura rerum' by Thomas de Cantimpre.

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