Watercolour illustration of a haemorrhagic skin disease, Glasgow, Scotland, 1902
Illustrations of medical conditions were taken from observations of patients to be used as teaching aids for students. This example by was used during ward rounds by students at the University of Glasgow. The illustration shows a haemorrhagic skin disease. Details include the patient's name (Mrs Grandieson), the date (18 March 1902) and where the condition was observed (the left thigh).
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Artists' paints made with pigment to be diluted with water and not oil.
Glossary: teaching aid
A tool used by teachers, facilitators, or tutors to help learners improve reading and other skills,or to illustrate or reinforce a skill, fact, or idea. They can often combat anxiety or boredom, as many teaching aids are like games.