Christ as a pharmacist: Medical symbols in German devotion
AbstractThe author reports on two German publications [1, 2] about the metaphoric use of medicines in Christian devotional literature and art in German society (16th to 19th century). Christ is depicted as a pharmacist dispensing 'medicines' which contain Christian virtues and symbols.
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Volume (Year): 39 (1994)
Issue (Month): 5 (September)
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