Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A black and white photograph of a man lying on the ground while another leans over his chest to suck out disease.

Title: Medicine man curing disease by sucking out ‘the evil witchcraft’, Australia

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Date: [1931]

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Sixty centuries of health and physick : the progress of ideas from primitive magic to modern medicine / by S.G. Blaxland Stubbs and E.W. Bligh; with an introduction by Sir Humphry Rolleston, bart.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): Australia

 

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