Title: Document. Claim for compensation for manumitted slaves to Thomas Daniel and sons after the abolition of slavery in Essequibo, Guyana

Artist/Maker:

Date: August 1, 1834

Source: The British Museum

Copyright/Permissions: © Trustees of the British Museum. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Location(s): Guyana

 

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Categories: Disability Slavery and Medical Knowledge

Title: Montpelier Estate, St James’s

Artist/Maker: James Hakewill; printed by Thales Fieldind (?)

Date: 1824

Source: The British Museum

Copyright/Permissions: © Trustees of the British Museum. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

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): Harley Street, London, England

 

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Categories: Hospital Care Slavery and Medical Knowledge

Title: Negro Heads with Punishments for Intoxication and Dirt-eating in West India scenery with illustrations of Negro character, the process of making sugar, &c. from sketches taken during a voyage to, and residence of seven years in, the island of Trinidad (plate 2)

Artist/Maker: Richard Bridgens

Date: 1836?

Source: Yale Center for British Art

Copyright/Permissions: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. Public Domain

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): Trinidad

 

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Categories: Labor and Health Punishment Slavery and Medical Knowledge

Title: The Astonishing Birth and History of that Wonderful Freak of Nature…Millie Christine

Artist/Maker:

Date: 1871

Source: Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University

Copyright/Permissions: The Astonishing Birth and History of that Wonderful Freak of Nature…Millie Christine. Wood engraving & letterpress. London: Published by F. Farrah 282, Strand, And A. Richie, Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, 1871. Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Prints and Drawings Collection

Location(s): North Carolina, USA; Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, London, England; 282 Strand, London, England

 

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Categories: Experimentation Reproductive Medicine Slavery and Medical Knowledge

Title: Stocks for Hands and Feet, with Bed and Hand Stocks, (from the approved models) in West India scenery with illustrations of Negro character, the process of making sugar, &c. from sketches taken during a voyage to, and residence of seven years in, the island of Trinidad

Artist/Maker: Richard Bridgens

Date: 1836?

Source: Yale Center for British Art

Copyright/Permissions: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. Public Domain

Location(s): Trinidad

 

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Categories: Punishment Slavery and Medical Knowledge

Title: Gordon Under Medical Inspection

Artist/Maker: McPherson & Oliver

Date: 1863

Source: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Copyright/Permissions: Public Domain. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Location(s): Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

 

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Categories: Punishment Skin and Skin Disease Slavery and Medical Knowledge

Title: Page from George Gliddon and Josiah Nott, Types of Mankind: Or, Ethnological Researches, Based Upon the Ancient Monuments, Paintings, Sculptures, and Crania of Races, and Upon Their Natural, Geographical, Philological and Biblical History, 10th ed. (Philadelphia, PA: Lippencott & Co., 1871), 458-459.

Artist/Maker:

Date: 1871; Book first published in 1854

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

Copyright/Permissions: Public Domain

References: Stone, Andrea. Black Well-Being: Health and Selfhood in Antebellum Black Literature. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2016. Bindman, David. Ape to Apollo: Aesthetics and the Idea of Race in the 18th Century. London: Reaktion, 2002.

Location(s): Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 

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Categories: Medical Education Scientific Racism Slavery and Medical Knowledge

Title: Lancet owned by Edward Jenner

Artist/Maker:

Date: 1720-1800

Source: Science Museum, London

Copyright/Permissions: Lancet owned by Edward Jenner, England, 1720-1800. Credit: Science Museum, London. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

References: Boylston, Arthur. “The Origins of Inoculation,” Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Vol. 105, no. 7 (2012): 309-313; Schiebinger, Londa. Secret cures of slaves: people, plants, and medicine in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2017. John Quier and Donald Monro. Letters and essays on the small-pox and inoculation, the measles, the dry belly-ache, the yellow and remitting and intermitting fevers of the West Indies. London: Printed for J. Murray and C. Elliot, 1778.

Location(s): London, England

Commentary: This short blade is called a lancet. This medical tool was used to inoculate subjects with a sample of viral material, a common but risky practice in the eighteenth century. British physician John Quier exceeded the limits of the safety of smallpox inoculation in his cruel experiments on enslaved people in Jamaica by inoculating at-risk patients including pregnant women, children, and patients suffering from other illnesses.

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Categories: Implements and Devices Slavery and Medical Knowledge Vaccination

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