Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A black and white photograph. Under a covered awning, a white doctor in a white shirt and white pants bends over a table. He holds a needle in his hand and appears to fill the needle with the contents of a bowl. A Solomon Islander on the other side of the table injects a young boy, and other Solomon Islanders surrond the table and watch.

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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