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: Page from Illustrations of Cholera Asphyxia, in its different stages: selected from cases treated at the Cholera Hospital, Rivington Street. New York: S. H. Jackson, 1832.

Artist/Maker: Horatio Bartley

Date: 1832

Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health

Copyright/Permissions: Public Domain

References:

Location(s): New York

Commentary:(50 word description)

 

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Categories: Epidemics Public Health Quarantine and Contagion

Title: The World Shewing the Geographical Distribution of the Human Species, in Crania americana or, A comparative view of the skulls of various aboriginal nations of North and South America : to which is prefixed an essay on the varities of the human species / by Samuel George Morton (before page 1)

Artist/Maker: J. Yeagor

Date: 1839

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Crania americana or, A comparative view of the skulls of various aboriginal nations of North and South America : to which is prefixed an essay on the varities of the human species / by Samuel George Morton. Public Domain Mark

Location(s): Philadelphia, PennsyvlaniaA, USA

 

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Categories: Cartography Scientific Racism

Title: No. 1, 2, 5 & 6, Negro, 3 & 4, Indian Characters in West India scenery with illustrations of Negro character, the process of making sugar, &c. from sketches taken during a voyage to, and residence of seven years in, the island of Trinidad (no. 25)

Artist/Maker: Richard Bridgens

Date: 1836?

Source: Yale Center for British Art

Copyright/Permissions: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. Public Domain

Location(s): Trinidad

 

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Categories: Taxonomies

Title: Bed-Stocks for intoxication in West India scenery with illustrations of Negro character, the process of making sugar, &c. from sketches taken during a voyage to, and residence of seven years in, the island of Trinidad (no. 34)

Artist/Maker: Richard Bridgens

Date: 1836?

Source: Yale Center for British Art

Copyright/Permissions: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. Public Domain

Location(s): Trinidad

 

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Categories: Labor and Health Punishment

Title: Negro Mode of Nursing in West India scenery with illustrations of Negro character, the process of making sugar, &c. from sketches taken during a voyage to, and residence of seven years in, the island of Trinidad (no. 22)

Artist/Maker: Richard Bridgens

Date: 1836?

Source: Yale Center for British Art

Copyright/Permissions: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. Public Domain

Location(s): Trinidad

 

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Categories: Reproductive Medicine

Title: Negro Heads with Punishments for Intoxication and Dirt-eating in West India scenery with illustrations of Negro character, the process of making sugar, &c. from sketches taken during a voyage to, and residence of seven years in, the island of Trinidad (plate 2)

Artist/Maker: Richard Bridgens

Date: 1836?

Source: Yale Center for British Art

Copyright/Permissions: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. Public Domain

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): Trinidad

 

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Categories: Labor and Health Punishment Slavery and Medical Knowledge

Title: “Three Generations” in Australia’s Coloured Minority

Artist/Maker: A.O. Neville (author)

Date: 1947

Source: Museums Victoria

Copyright/Permissions: A.O. Neville, “Three Generations,” in Australia’s Coloured Minority: Its Place in the Community, n.p. Sydney: Currawong Publishing Company, 1947. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): Sydney, Australia

 

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