This exhibition, hosted by the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the University of Michigan Library, explores the early history of Western medicine as illustrated by a broad selection of archaeological artifacts, papyri, medieval manuscripts, and early printed books. It includes five major themes: Religion, Magic, and Healing; Graeco-Roman Medicine; Islamic Medicine; Medieval Medicine; and Renaissance Medicine. Among the earliest objects on display is a second-century AD papyrus with a text from the Greek botanist Disocorides' On Materia Medica, while the latest exhibit is the first edition of William Harvey's Anatomical Treatise on the Movement of the Heart and Blood in Animals (1628).
Location: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology & Audubon Room (Hatcher Graduate Library)
Dates: February 10th to April 30th 2017