PÉREZ DE HERRERA, Christóbal
Discursos del amparo de los legitimos pobres y reduccion de los fingidos, y de la fundacion y principio de los albergues destos Reynos, y amparo de la milicia dellos.Madrid: Luis Sanchez, 1598.
In this rather utopian work with emblematic illustrations Pérez presented a plan for a state funded public health system and poor relief program. His ten essays concerned hospital sanitation, kitchen gardens, care of disable veterans, prisoners and the indigen, housing for the working proof and government subsized textile and tapestry manufacture to employ the homeless. This medical emblem book contains ten large woodcut emblems and a full-page woodcut floor plan of an almshouse. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.
Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain, HOSPITALS, Illustration, Biomedical, PUBLIC HEALTH