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: 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: Sir Ronald Ross, C.S. Sherrington, and R.W. Boyce in a laboratory at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Artist/Maker: W.T. Maud

Date: 1899

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Sir Ronald Ross, C.S. Sherrington, and R.W. Boyce in a laboratory at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Gouache by W.T. Maud, 1899. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): Liverpool, England

 

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Categories: Medical Education Tropical Medicine

Title: Sir W. Denison and others planting the first quinine tree in the Neilgherry hills, India

Artist/Maker:

Date: ca. 1860-1869

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Sir W. Denison and others planting the first quinine tree in the Neilgherry hills, India. Wood engraving by Jackson, 186-. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): Nilgiri Mountains, India; Peru

 

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Categories: Bioprospecting Natural Medicine Tropical Medicine

Title: Draft Bill-head of a pharmacist selling a remedy for Yellow Fever

Artist/Maker:

Date: 1805

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): London, England

 

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Categories: Advertisements Tropical Medicine

Title: Title page of A narrative of the proceedings of the black people, during the late awful calamity in Philadelphia, in the year 1793: and a refutation of some censures, thrown upon them in some late publications

Artist/Maker: Absalom Jones and Richard Allen

Date: 1794

Source: The National Library of Medicine

Copyright/Permissions: Absalom Jones and Richard Allen. A narrative of the proceedings of the black people, during the late awful calamity in Philadelphia, in the year 1793: and a refutation of some censures, thrown upon them in some late publications. Philadelphia: Printed for the authors, by William W. Woodward, at Franklin’s Head, no. 41, Chesnut-Street, 1794. 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): Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 

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Categories: Community Health Tropical Medicine

Title: Elephantiasis in the right leg of an inhabitant of the West Indies

Artist/Maker: L.W. Sambon

Date: between 1900-1999

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Elephantiasis in the right leg of an inhabitant of the West Indies. Photograph. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): West Indies

 

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Categories: Tropical Medicine

Title: Bananas that may harbour mosquitos carrying the yellow fever virus, being loaded onto a ship in the West Indies (?)

Artist/Maker: E. Schwartz

Date: 1920-1950

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Bananas that may harbour mosquitos carrying the yellow fever virus, being loaded onto a ship in the West Indies (?). Watercolour by E. Schwarz, 1920/1950 (?). Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): West Indies

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Categories: Tropical Medicine

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