Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A hand-colored engaving showing the progression of yellow fever through changes in the tounge's physiology. Through eight stages, beginning at the upper left, the tounge becomes increasingly red, swollen, and fuzzy.

Title:  Observations sur la fièvre jaune, faites à Cadix, en 1819 (Observations on Yellow Fever Made at Cádiz in 1819)

Artist/Maker: Étienne Pariset and André Mazet

Date: 1820

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Observations sur la fièvre jaune, faites à Cadix, en 1819 / par MM. Pariset et Mazet … et rédigées par M. Pariset. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark.

References: Kathryn Olivarius, “Immunity, Capital, and Power in Antebellum New Orleans,” American Historical Review (April 2019): 424–55.

Location(s): Cádiz, Spain

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