Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A black and white photograph of a person from the torso down. The person is suffering from elephantiasis, and their right leg, particularly below the knee, is extremely swollen.

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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