Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

Two Thai figures, clothed only from the waist to the knees, stand side by side as one receives an injection from a white doctor, dressed in a light colored suit. The leftmost patient's torso and legs are visibly covered with leprosy nodules.

Title: Chiengmai Leper Asylum, Thailand: two patients being treated by a doctor who injects one with chaulmoogra oil

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Date: 1921

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Chiengmai Leper Asylum, Thailand: two patients being treated by a doctor who injects one with chaulmoogra oil. Photograph, 1921. Credit: Wellcome Collection.  Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

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