September 19, 2008

Toad or small dwarf

Every week I receive The Scout Report, a list of websites of potential interest to academics, and occasionally I find something in it of potential interest to me, because, after all, my interests are startlingly eclectic and yet superficial.

Today, it's the Index of Medieval Medical Images. I'm not a fan at all of contemporary medical images, and I've been subjected to more than my share of them ... but what can be more compelling than "Seated teacher. Semi-nude grotesque man. Bird with snake"?

Actually, it's not as cool as it sounds ... and the Steve Martin Medieval Barber sketch I was going to link to for my big finish is alas no longer available on Youtube.

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