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View Resource The MacKinney Collection of Medieval Medical Illustrations

Medievalist scholar Loren C. MacKinney spent much of his academic career at the University of North Carolina, and long before he passed away in 1963 many of his peers were quick to acknowledge his preeminence in the field of the history of medicine. MacKinney was also renowned for his impressive slide collection which documented key moments in the history of medical illustration. With funding from...
View Resource Everyday Miracles: Medical Imagery in Ex-Votos

The relationship between faith and healing has engaged the minds of scholars, artists, and theologians for centuries. One physical manifestation of this area of human inquiry and concern has been the ex-voto, which is a devotional painting that gives thanks to a saint or deity for a miraculous healing or a blessing. This website was designed to accompany an exhibition at the National Library of...