— The Sick Rose

Before photography, doctors treating everything from leprosy to syphilis turned to illustrations for guidance. A new collection of them, The Sick Rose, reveals their grotesque beauty.

‘Astonishing images of the dissected and diseased … superbly erudite and lucid accompanying text … Here we see unpacked the mortal elements of many anonymous individuals — and by extension our own’ — Will SelfThe Guardian

 

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