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Sarah Pipkin

Sarah Pipkin is a Library Assistant at the Wellcome Library. Her research interests include early modern medicine, book and manuscript illustrations and history of the book.

  • Images of gifure with four arms from early modern book.

    Ambroise Paré’s medical ‘monsters’


    In the collected works of Ambroise Paré (c. 1510–90), first published in French in 1575, a ‘Book of monsters and prodigies’ appears alongside other subjects including the setting of bones, the identification of parasites, and the treatment of wounds. Paré,… Continue reading