By Michael Sappol and Eva Åhrén ~ Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. Once upon a time, before originality was
By Elizabeth Mullen
Are you ready to walk and talk with the skeletons? It’s Halloween again. This ‘portal of death’ is the frontispiece from Bernardino Genga’s beautiful Anatomia per uso et intelligenza del disengno…, 1691.
By Ginny A. Roth
Halloween is not a night for the faint of heart. This frighteningly festive 15th century woodcut from the Nuremberg Chronicle is captioned by a celebratory Latin verse which speaks of death as a friend.