History of Medicine and Science

This page highlights Artstor content related to contemporary and historical aspects of the practice of medicine, public health, and related fields. It also includes images documenting and illuminating human beliefs about life, death, disease, and healing, as well as examples of the scientific study of natural objects and organisms throughout the ages.
View our Curated Image Group: History of Medicine and Natural Science, featuring 100 images selected by an expert to serve as an introduction to the topic.

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Columbia University has shared approximately 1,800 QTVR panoramas of important monuments of religious architecture in Europe and the Middle East. Of particular note is the strong coverage of Medieval and Renaissance churches and cathedrals in France, England, and Italy. Several Artstor collections document religious sites and architecture in throughout Asia. These include the Mellon International Dunhuang Archive (Buddhist cave shrines in Dunhuang, China); Shuilu’an Temple (Northwestern University) (Buddhist temple sculpture at Shuilu’an Temple in Lantian, China); Deepanjana Danda Klein and Arno Klein: Cave Temples at Ellora, India (Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave shrines in Ellora, India); Beyond the Taj: Architectural Traditions and Landscape Experience in South Asia (Cornell University Library); and Carl Strom and Jennifer Strom: Korean Buddhist Monasteries (Buddhist temple and monastery art in South Korea). For the Dunhuang caves and Shuilu-an Temple, Artstor also presents unique visual documentation of the sites with very high resolution digital photography and QTVR panoramas.

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