Title:  Elizabeth Reifsnyder Performing Surgery

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Date: c. 1885

Source: Center for the History of Medicine, at Countway Library

Copyright/Permissions: Boston Medical Library collection, Center for the History of Medicine in the Francis A. Countway Library

Location(s): Shanghai, China

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Categories: Gender and Sex Hospital Care Nurses and Physicians

Title: J. Marion Sims: Gynecologic Surgeon, from “The History of Medicine”

Artist/Maker: Robert Thom

Date: ca. 1952

Source: University of Michigan Museum of Art

Copyright/Permissions: Courtesy of Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, UMHS.30

Location(s): Montgomery, Alabama, USA

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Categories: Experimentation Gender and Sex Gynecology Slavery and Medical Knowledge

Title: Julia Pastrana, a bearded woman, embalmed

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Date: 1862

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Julia Pastrana, a bearded woman, embalmed. Wood engraving, 1862. Public Domain Mark

References: Herzig, Rebecca M. “Bearded Women and Dog-Faced Men: Darwin’s Great Denudation.” In Plucked: A History of Hair Removal, 55-74. NYU Press, 2015.

Location(s): Picadilly, London, England, UK

Commentary: Julia Pastrana was a woman from Mexico whose hairy face and body made her a popular attraction to carnivals and freak shows in the mid-1800s. People, like Pastrana, who were considered abnormally hairy by the Euro-American public were displayed and publicised as sub-human examples of the “missing-links” proving Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. This wood engraving was printed after Pastrana’s death to publicise the exhibition of her embalmed body in a gallery in Piccadilly, London in 1862.

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Date posted: February 22, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Julia Pastrana, a bearded woman, embalmed

Categories: Advertisements Gender and Sex Scientific Racism Skin and Skin Disease Taxonomies

Title: “Krao”, the “missing link” : a living proof of Darwin’s theory of the descent of man : special lectures, 2.30, 5.30 & 9.30… : all should see her : [jungle illustration].

Artist/Maker:

Date: March 1887

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: “Krao”, the “missing link” : a living proof of Darwin’s theory of the descent of man : special lectures, 2.30, 5.30 & 9.30… : all should see her : [jungle illustration]. Public Domain Mark

References: Herzig, Rebecca M. “Bearded Women and Dog-Faced Men: Darwin’s Great Denudation.” In Plucked: A History of Hair Removal, 55-74. NYU Press, 2015.

Location(s): Laos; Westminster, London, England, UK

Date posted: February 22, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on “Krao”, the “missing link”

Categories: Advertisements Gender and Sex Scientific Racism Skin and Skin Disease Taxonomies

Title: Photograph of Participants in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study

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Date:

Source: National Archives at Atlanta

Copyright/Permissions: Photograph of Participants in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, 1954; Tuskegee Syphilis Study Administrative Records, 1929-1972; Records of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Record Group 442; National Archives at Atlanta. Unrestricted.

Location(s): Tuskegee, Alabama, USA

 

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Categories: Experimentation Gender and Sex Quarantine and Contagion Reproductive Medicine

Title: Photograph of Participants in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study

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Date:

Source: National Archives at Atlanta

Copyright/Permissions: Photograph of Participants in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, 1954; Tuskegee Syphilis Study Administrative Records, 1929-1972; Records of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Record Group 442; National Archives at Atlanta. Unrestricted.

Location(s): Tuskegee, Alabama, USA

 

Date posted: January 30, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Photograph of Participants in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Categories: Experimentation Gender and Sex Quarantine and Contagion Reproductive Medicine

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