Pentagram as a Medical Symbol
An iconological study

By Jan Schouten
August 1968
HES & DE GRAAF Publishers
ISBN: 9060041666
98 Pages, Illustrated
$72.50 Hardcover

The five-pointed star drawn in an unbroken line is the subject of the present study. During the 16th century until into the 17th century the pentagram was a well-known medical emblem; nowadays it is almost completely forgotten.

"This is a stimulating book with a valuable collection of forty-one illlustrations" (J.K. Crellin in Medical History April 1971).

"... interesting and carefully illustrated little book ... Much interesting information is presented ..." (Thomas R. Forbes in Journal of the History of Medicine 24, 1969).

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