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Books, Journals, New Media
February 19, 2003

History, Science, Art

Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor; adviser for new media, Robert Hogan, MD, San Diego.

JAMA. 2003;289(7):919-920. doi:10.1001/jama.289.7.919

How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in't!—Shakespeare

I learn as I grow old.—Solon

When is a medical book not a medical book? The Four Seasons of Human Life is a delightful intellectual confection that transports us to an era when the arts of healing the body, understanding the heavens, and transmuting the elements were not quite separate sciences. In 109 oversized pages, measuring 15.5 cm × 11 cm, with six chapters and two appendices, the book reproduces and discusses four 17th-century prints.

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