St. Bartholomew elegantly wears his flayed skin as a stole thrown around his shoulder, c. 1480
(Source: , via medieval)
From Science and Literature in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, 18
me n all my friends hanging out jus like i always wanted !
Women have always been healers. They were the unlicensed doctors and anatomists of Western history. They were abortionists, nurses, and counselors. They were pharmacists, cultivating healing herbs and exchanging secrets of their uses. They were midwives, travelling from home to home and village to village. For centuries women were doctors without degrees, barred from books and lectures, learning from each other, and passing on experience from neighbor to neighbor and mother to daughter. They were called “wise women” by the people, witches or charlatans by the authorities. Medicine is part of our heritage as women, our history, our birthright.
— this book is the fuckin realest"
Witches Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women Healers - Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English
from the Winchester Psalter (c.1225).
Joan Mitchell (1924-1992)