Title: Diagram Representing the Deaths from Cholera and Diarrhoea on Each Day of the Year 1849. With the Meteorological Phenomena Registered at Greenwich on the Corresponding Days, in William Farr, Report on the Mortality of Cholera in England, 1848–49 (London: W. Clowes and Sons, 1852), Plate 2.

Artist/Maker: William Farr

Date: 1852

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

References: Amanda Sciampacone. ‘Epidemics in a Mist’: Medical Climatology and Cholera in Victorian Visual Culture. Journal of Victorian Culture 25, Issue 4 (October 2020), 492–511.

Location(s): London, England

Commentary: This fold-out diagram was printed in medical climatologist William Farr’s book which argued that cholera was more prevalent in climates which resembled tropical climates, specifically that of India. In this graph, Farr brings together observations of climate patterns with increases in deaths from cholera, suggesting that London’s climate contributed to the spread of cholera.

 

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Categories: Epidemics Tropical Medicine

Title: The Five Points

Artist/Maker: Unknown

Date: ca. 1827

Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Copyright/Permissions: Public Domain

References: Tyler Anbinder. Five Points: the 19th-century New York City Neighborhood that Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World’s Most Notorious Slum. New York; London: Free Press, 2001.

Location(s): The Five Points, New York

Commentary: The Five Points neighborhood was hit hard by the cholera epidemic of 1832 in New York City. At the time, neighborhood was largely made up of newly-arrived immigrants and Black Americans. Black communities were overrepresented as sanitation workers in the city and were disproportionately affected by cholera. The popular perception of Five Points shown in this image had discriminatory consequences which influenced the public health response to the 1832 cholera outbreak.

 

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Categories: Epidemics Public Health

Title: Chart of the World on Mercators Projection, Leprosy

Artist/Maker: Robert William Felkin

Date: 1889

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: “Chart of the World on Mercators Projection, Leprosy” from On the geographical distribution of some tropical diseases and their relation to physical phenomena / by R.W. Felkin. Edinburgh; London: Young J. Pentland, 1889. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): London, England

 

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Categories: Cartography Epidemics Food, Nutrition, and Famine Spirituality and Religion Tropical Medicine

Title: Chart of the World on Mercators Projection, Beri-Beri and Oriental Plague

Artist/Maker: Robert William Felkin

Date: 1889

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: “Chart of the World on Mercators Projection, Beri-Beri and Oriental Plague” from On the geographical distribution of some tropical diseases and their relation to physical phenomena / by R.W. Felkin. Edinburgh; London: Young J. Pentland, 1889. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): London, England

 

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Categories: Cartography Epidemics Food, Nutrition, and Famine Spirituality and Religion Tropical Medicine

Title: Page from Illustrations of Cholera Asphyxia, in its different stages: selected from cases treated at the Cholera Hospital, Rivington Street. New York: S. H. Jackson, 1832.

Artist/Maker: Horatio Bartley

Date: 1832

Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health

Copyright/Permissions: Public Domain

References:

Location(s): New York

Commentary:(50 word description)

 

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Categories: Epidemics Public Health Quarantine and Contagion

Title: Title page of History of the yellow fever in New Orleans, during the summer of 1853: with sketches of the scenes of horror which occurred during the epidemic

Artist/Maker: A Physician of New Orleans

Date: 1854

Source: U.S National Library of Medicine-National Institutes of Health

Copyright/Permissions: A Physician of New Orleans. History of the yellow fever in New Orleans, during the summer of 1853: with sketches of the scenes of horror which occurred during the epidemic. Philadelphia: Kenworthy, 1854.

Location(s): New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

 

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Categories: Epidemics Nurses and Physicians Tropical Medicine

Title: Howard physician on his rounds in Memphis

Artist/Maker:

Date: 1873

Source: Tennessee State Library and Archives

Copyright/Permissions: Howard physician on his rounds in Memphis. Library Photograph Collection. Tennessee State Library and Archives. No copyright

Location(s): Memphis, Tennessee, USA

 

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Categories: Epidemics Nurses and Physicians Tropical Medicine

Title: Bethel A.M.E. Church, the first Colored Methodist Church in Philadelphia, established in 1787

Artist/Maker:

Date: 1910

Source: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library

Copyright/Permissions: “Bethel A.M.E. Church, the first Colored Methodist Church in Philadelphia, established in 1787.” New York Public Library Digital Collections.

References: Hogarth, Rana A. Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017.

Location(s): Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 

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Categories: Epidemics Hospital Care Public Health Scientific Racism Spirituality and Religion Tropical Medicine

Title: Bush-Hill, the seat of William Hamilton Esqr. near Philadelphia

Artist/Maker: Cornelius Tiebout

Date: 1793

Source: Library of Congress

Copyright/Permissions: Cornelius Tiebout, engraver, and Jacob Hoffman. Bush-Hill, the seat of William Hamilton Esqr. near Philadelphia / J. Hoffman del. Philada. ; Tiebout sct. Pennsylvania Philadelphia, 1793. Photograph. Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections

References: Hogarth, Rana A. Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017.

Location(s): Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 

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Categories: Epidemics Hospital Care Public Health Scientific Racism Tropical Medicine

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