A bloody display

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BLOOD, bile and brains will be the subjects of a new exhibition.

The Practical Art of Medicine: dissection, diagnosis and disease in the Early Modern period is the new Spotlight exhibition opening in the Wolfson Gallery at Durham University’s Palace Green Library on Saturday, October 27.

Inspired by the collections of physician, historian and bibliophile, Dr Charles Ernest Kellett, who died in 1978, currently held in the library, the exhibition offers an opportunity to see a range of medical books including the beautifully illustrated, the intriguingly misinformed, and even the slightly gruesome.

The exhibition runs until April 14 next year and is part of the wider and on-going Treasures of Durham University exhibition at the Wolfson Gallery, which is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4.45pm.