Roberta Ballestriero
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Roberta Ballestriero obtained her European PhD from the Complutense University of Madrid. She has lectured in Art History for a number of British Universities since 2004 and she is Art Historian in residence at the Gordon Museum of Pathology, London. Currently she teaches at the University of the Arts, London and at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice. Her research concerns art and science and she spent the last 25 years studying the art of ceroplastics and the ‘body of wax’. She was the founder and president of the first International Congresses of Wax Modelling in forty years, and she edited the volumes Ceroplastics, The art of wax” (2019) and Ceroplastics, The science of wax (2021).

This volume collects essays dealing with the history of medicine in early modern Europe, and ranging from experiments and practices to the role of erudition in court-medicine, from the study of tarantism and plagues to the uses of drugs, from the collaborations and dissemination of medical knowledge to the epistemological classification of diseases...
Storia della Medicina, 04
2021, pp. 334
ISBN: 9788891320186
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Storia della Medicina, 04
2021, pp. 334
ISBN: 9788891320186
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    Format: Hardback
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Ceroplastics

The Science of Wax

The art of wax modelling or ceroplastics has an ancient origin, from early Egyptian, Greek and Roman times. It was re-discovered between the 13th - 14th centuries in Florence with the cult of votive offerings; with the advent of Neoclassicism it extended into a more scientific environment, flourishing in the study of normal and pathological anatomy, obstetrics, zoology ...
Storia della Medicina, 06
2022, pp. 370
ISBN: 9788891320278
Storia della Medicina, 06
2022, pp. 370
ISBN: 9788891320278