'Petty Officer Evans Binding Up Dr. Atkinson's Hand', 5 July 1911, (1913). Artist
'Petty Officer Evans Binding Up Dr. Atkinson's Hand. The marks on Atkinson's face are frost-bites', 5 July 1911, (1913). Edgar Evans (1876-1912) bandaging the frostbite-affected hand of Dr Edward Atkinson (1881-1929). The final expedition of British Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) left London on 1 June 1910 bound for the South Pole. The Terra Nova Expedition, officially the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913), included a geologist, a zoologist, a surgeon, a photographer, an engineer, a ski expert, a meteorologist and a physicist among others. Scott wished to continue the scientific work that he had begun when leading the Discovery Expedition to the Antarctic in 1901-04. He also wanted to be the first to reach the geographic South Pole. Scott, accompanied by Dr Edward Wilson, Captain Lawrence Oates, Lieutenant Henry Bowers and Petty Officer Edgar Evans, reached the Pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that the Norwegian expedition under Amundsen had beaten them to their objective by a month. Delayed by blizzards, and running out of supplies, Scott and the remainder of his team died at the end of March. Their bodies and diaries were found eight months later. From Scott's Last Expedition, Volume I. [Smith, Elder & Co., London, 1913]
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The Cure of Folly (Extraction of the Stone of Madness), Between 1488 and 1516. Artist: Bosch, Hieronymus (c. 1450-1516)
The Cure of Folly (Extraction of the Stone of Madness), Between 1488 and 1516. Found in the collection of the Museo del Prado, Madrid.
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'Ketham: Fasciculus Medicinae, Venice, 1493, The Treatment Of The Plauge', c1493. Artist: Unknown
'Ketham: Fasciculus Medicinae, Venice, 1493, The Treatment Of The Plauge', c1943. Fasciculus Medicinae consists of six independent medieval medical treatises. The collection, which existed only in two manuscripts, was first printed in 1491 in Latin and came out in numerous editions over the next 25 years. From The Connoisseur Volume L. [The Connoisseur Ltd., London, 1918]. (Colorised black and white print).
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