Harmony between Medicine and Surgery

This interesting 19th Century fresco can be seen in a central position of the umbrella ceiling of the Aula Scarpa in the University of Pavia. Two women symbolizing Medicine and Surgery shake hands: it shows how the two disciplines, separated and almost hostile for so many centuries, were finally reconciling and finding a new mutual respect.

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (March 2013), courtesy of Prof. Paolo Mazzarello, Director of the Museum for the History of the University of Pavia

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