Title:  Twelve Stages in the Sequence from the Head of a Primitive Man to the Head of the Apollo Belvedere

Artist/Maker: Christian von Mechel after Johannes Caspar Lavater

Date: 1797

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Twelve stages in the sequence from the head of a primitive man to the head of the Apollo Belvedere. Coloured etchings by Christian von Mechel after Lavater, 1797. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark 1.0. 

References: David Bindman, Ape to Apollo (Ithaca: Cornell U.P., 2002), 209–21.

Location(s): Basel, Switzerland

Date posted: October 1, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on From the Head of a Primitive Man to the Head of Apollo

Categories: Anatomy Medical Education Scientific Racism

Title:  Twelve Stages in the Sequence from the Head of a Frog to the Head of a Primitive Man

Artist/Maker: Christian von Mechel after Johannes Caspar Lavater

Date: 1797

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Twelve stages in the sequence from the head of a frog to the head of a primitive man. Coloured etchings by Christian von Mechel after J.C. Lavater, 1797. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark 1.0

References: David Bindman, Ape to Apollo (Ithaca: Cornell U.P., 2002), 209–21.

Location(s): Basel, Switzerland

Date posted: October 1, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on From the Head of a Frog to the Head of a Primitive Man

Categories: Anatomy Medical Education Scientific Racism

Title:  The Costume of Yorkshire, Leech Finders

Artist/Maker: R. Havell, after George Walker

Date: 1814

Source: Science Museum Group Collection

Copyright/Permissions: © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

References: Cf. William Wordsworth, “Resolution and Independence”

Location(s): Leeds, England

Date posted: September 28, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on The Costume of Yorkshire, Leech Finders

Categories: Environment and Medicine Natural Medicine Pharmaceuticals

Title: Montpelier Estate, St James’s

Artist/Maker: James Hakewill; printed by Thales Fieldind (?)

Date: 1824

Source: The British Museum

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

References: Hogarth, Rana A. Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017.

Location(s): Harley Street, London, England

 

Date posted: January 30, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Montpelier Estate, St James’s

Categories: Hospital Care Slavery and Medical Knowledge

Title: The Torrid Zone, or, Blessings of Jamaica (A parody astrological diagram showing opposing aspects of the life of settlers in Jamaica: langorous noons and the hells of yellow fever)

Artist/Maker: Abraham James

Date: October 1, 1800

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: A parody astrological diagram showing opposing aspects of the life of settlers in Jamaica: langorous noons and the hells of yellow fever. Coloured aquatint after A.James, 1800.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): Jamaica; 50 Oxford Street, London, England

 

Date posted: January 29, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on The Torrid Zone, or, Blessings of Jamaica

Categories: Tropical Medicine

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