These 10 very colourful illustrations were published in book form in 1962 by Abbott Laboratories in the USA. They have been professionally framed. They depict medical and related professions in their distinctive garb throughout the centuries and are authentic replicas taken from Rome's Institute of Medical History. Also prominent are their tools of trade including forceps, saws, probes, bowls, drills and potions.
The Swiss artist, Warja Honegger-Lavater, (1913-2007), initially studied as a graphic artist and was known for working in the Artist's Book genre. Throughout her career she was particularly strong in working with symbols rather than words and this comes through in this series.
Each illustration measures approximately 325 mm x 245 mm
ii. Physician of Rome during the Empire
iii. Surgeon 14th c.
iv. Apothecary 15th c. 
v. Superintendent of Siena Hospital 15th c.
vii. Surgeon 16th c.
viii. Physician 16th c.
ix. Nurse 16th c.
x. Physician 17th c. 
xi. Surgeon 18th c.
xii. Army Surgeon of the Napoleonic Era.

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