Title: Diagram Representing the Deaths from Cholera and Diarrhoea on Each Day of the Year 1849. With the Meteorological Phenomena Registered at Greenwich on the Corresponding Days, in William Farr, Report on the Mortality of Cholera in England, 1848–49 (London: W. Clowes and Sons, 1852), Plate 2.

Artist/Maker: William Farr

Date: 1852

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

References: Amanda Sciampacone. ‘Epidemics in a Mist’: Medical Climatology and Cholera in Victorian Visual Culture. Journal of Victorian Culture 25, Issue 4 (October 2020), 492–511.

Location(s): London, England

Commentary: This fold-out diagram was printed in medical climatologist William Farr’s book which argued that cholera was more prevalent in climates which resembled tropical climates, specifically that of India. In this graph, Farr brings together observations of climate patterns with increases in deaths from cholera, suggesting that London’s climate contributed to the spread of cholera.

 

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Categories: Epidemics Tropical Medicine

Title: Chart of the World on Mercators Projection, Leprosy

Artist/Maker: Robert William Felkin

Date: 1889

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: “Chart of the World on Mercators Projection, Leprosy” from On the geographical distribution of some tropical diseases and their relation to physical phenomena / by R.W. Felkin. Edinburgh; London: Young J. Pentland, 1889. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): London, England

 

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Categories: Cartography Epidemics Food, Nutrition, and Famine Spirituality and Religion Tropical Medicine

Title: Chart of the World on Mercators Projection, Beri-Beri and Oriental Plague

Artist/Maker: Robert William Felkin

Date: 1889

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: “Chart of the World on Mercators Projection, Beri-Beri and Oriental Plague” from On the geographical distribution of some tropical diseases and their relation to physical phenomena / by R.W. Felkin. Edinburgh; London: Young J. Pentland, 1889. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): London, England

 

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Categories: Cartography Epidemics Food, Nutrition, and Famine Spirituality and Religion Tropical Medicine

Title: A medical missionary attending to a sick African

Artist/Maker: Harold Copping

Date: 1916

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: A medical missionary attending to a sick African. Oil painting by Harold Copping, 1916. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): London, England

 

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Categories: Spirituality and Religion

Title: A sailor setting the broken leg of another sailor after an accident on deck

Artist/Maker: Frank Brangwyn

Date: 1897

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: A sailor setting the broken leg of another sailor after an accident on deck. Halftone after F. Brangwyn, 1897.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark. 

Location(s): London, England

 

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Categories: Labor and Health Scientific Racism

Title: British Empire throughout the world exhibited in one view

Artist/Maker: John Bartholomew

Date: 1850

Source: Library of Congress

Copyright/Permissions: Bartholomew, John, and A. Fullarton & Co. British Empire throughout the world exhibited in one view. [S.l., 185] Map. Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Location(s): London, England; Edinburgh, Scotland; Dublin, Ireland

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Categories: Cartography

Title: A “Hottentot” woman with large labia pudendi.

Artist/Maker: J. Pass

Date: 1810

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: A “Hottentot” woman with large labia pudendi. Coloured engraving by J. Pass. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): London, England

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Categories: Scientific Racism

Title: Draft Bill-head of a pharmacist selling a remedy for Yellow Fever

Artist/Maker:

Date: 1805

Source: The British Museum

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

Location(s): London, England

 

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Categories: Advertisements Tropical Medicine

Title: ‘Racial’ Synthetic sponge, London, England

Artist/Maker:

Date: 1940-1960

Source: Science Museum, London

Copyright/Permissions: ‘Racial’ Synthetic sponge, London, England,1940-1960. Credit: Science Museum, London. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): London, England

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