Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A page from a book with two illustrations of cholera patients, shown from the neck up. The top, labelled M. G., shows a white woman wearing a white bonnnet. The bottom, labelled P.G., shows a Black man wearing a yellow scarf with pink polka dots on his head. Both figures are grimacing in pain.

Title: Page from Illustrations of Cholera Asphyxia, in its different stages: selected from cases treated at the Cholera Hospital, Rivington Street. New York: S. H. Jackson, 1832.

Artist/Maker: Horatio Bartley

Date: 1832

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

Copyright/Permissions: Public Domain


Location(s): New York

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Art Hx