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Special guest session at IMI Conference Bristol 2014

On Friday 3 October at IMI Bristol 2014

Dr Richard Barnett writer, teacher and broadcaster on the cultural history of science and medicine, author of The Sick Rose or; Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration – will be speaking and taking questions in the King’s Lounge at 11.55–12.25.

 The Sick Rose, which has been shortlisted in the 2014 British Book Design and Production Awards, is a beautifully gruesome and strangely enthralling visual tour through disease in an age before colour photography.

“It’s a transfixing, sublime collection of portraits of the highest art” – Times

“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 Self, Guardian

“Appalling, if brilliantly rendered… A fascinating book, albeit only for those with strong stomachs” – Nature

“A fascinating, gruesome look at how the medical profession depicted afflictions before colour photography” – Big Issue

 The Sick Rose will be on sale in the trade area at the Wellcome Images stand, at the conference rate of £15.00 (RRP £19.95).

Already have it? Bring it along to be signed by the author.



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