Thursday, 20 January 2011

"Hands" exhibition on at the Wellcome Collection

I grabbed a quick bite to eat in the Wellcome Collection cafe and noticed the Lightbox gallery currently has a "Hands" exhibition on. It is small but worth a quick wander around.

There are a number of images related to hands and their place in history of medicine. Pictures ranged from a healer delivering 'animal magnetism' with their hands, to Dupuytren's contracture.

Place: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE
Closes: Mid-February 2011

Image: Valentine Greatrakes, an Irish faith-healer who claimed to cure scrofula or 'the kings evil' just by laying his hands on the patient.

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