Title: Dr Macpherson standing, filling syringes from bowls lined up on a table; an orderly man, Arnold, is giving a young boy an intravenous injection

Artist/Maker: Rev David Lloyd Francis

Date: 1932

Source: The British Museum

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

Location(s): Fauabu, Solomon Islands

 

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Categories: Nurses and Physicians Public Health Vaccination

Title: “Introduction of Anti-cholera Inoculation in Calcutta in March 1894” in Protective inoculation against cholera

Artist/Maker: W.M. Haffkine (author)

Date: 1894 (photo), 1913 (book)

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: W.M. Haffkine, “Introduction of Anti-cholera Inoculation in Calcutta in March 1894,” in Protective inoculation against cholera (facing page 38). Calcutta: Thacker, Spink; London : W. Thacker, 1913. Public Domain Mark

Location(s): London, England; Kolkata, India

 

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Categories: Quarantine and Contagion Vaccination

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

Title: Page from John Quier, Thomas Fraser, John Hume, George Monro, Ambrose Dawson, and Dr. Dodswell. 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 : to which are added, thoughts on the hydrocephalus internus, and observations on hydatides in the heads of cattle. (London: John Murray, 1778), 67.

Artist/Maker: John Quier, Thomas Fraser, John Hume, George Monro, Ambrose Dawson, and Dr. Dodswell

Date: 1778

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Public Domain

References: Schiebinger, Londa. Secret Cures of the Slaves: People, Plants, and Medicine in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World. Stanford CA: Stanford University Press, 2017.

Location(s): Worthy Park Estate, St. Catherine Parish, Jamaica; London, England

 

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Categories: Experimentation Vaccination

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