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Riesman Family Gift of Rare Medical Books and Manuscripts

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New Online Exhibition on Medical Astrology

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New Exhibition

Medical Astrology: Science, Art, and Influence in early-modern Europe

Hand-colored print of an armillary sphere, labeled "Spera Mundi." It is held by a hand emerging from a cloud.

Medical astrology, otherwise known as iatromathematics, was widely practiced in early-modern Europe. Part art, part science, it was integral to several fields of study, linking medicine to natural philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy, among others. 

This exhibition explores the visual history of medical astrology in Europe between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Medical Historical Library