Scientific Observation - Featured Treasure
'Veins man' and 'Zodiac man' (treatise on medicine and the zodiac)
Medieval medicine was based on the belief that the human body was composed of four humours, identified as blood, phlegm, black bile and yellow bile. A good balance between the humours was essential...
Treasures of the Bodleian was open to the public from 30 Sept 2011 to 23 Dec 2011
The exhibition brought together some of the rarest, most important and most evocative objects in the world. It also asked the question, 'what is a treasure in the twenty-first century?' The debate will remain open on this website.