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: The Five Points

Artist/Maker: Unknown

Date: ca. 1827

Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Copyright/Permissions: Public Domain

References: Tyler Anbinder. Five Points: the 19th-century New York City Neighborhood that Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World’s Most Notorious Slum. New York; London: Free Press, 2001.

Location(s): The Five Points, New York

Commentary: The Five Points neighborhood was hit hard by the cholera epidemic of 1832 in New York City. At the time, neighborhood was largely made up of newly-arrived immigrants and Black Americans. Black communities were overrepresented as sanitation workers in the city and were disproportionately affected by cholera. The popular perception of Five Points shown in this image had discriminatory consequences which influenced the public health response to the 1832 cholera outbreak.

 

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Categories: Epidemics Public Health

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: “Introduction of Anti-cholera Inoculation in Calcutta in March 1894” in Protective inoculation against cholera

Artist/Maker: W.M. Haffkine (author)

Date: 1894 (photo), 1913 (book)

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: W.M. Haffkine, “Introduction of Anti-cholera Inoculation in Calcutta in March 1894,” in Protective inoculation against cholera (facing page 38). Calcutta: Thacker, Spink; London : W. Thacker, 1913. Public Domain Mark

Location(s): London, England; Kolkata, India

 

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Categories: Quarantine and Contagion Vaccination

Title: John Bull defending Britain against the invasion of cholera; comparing the Reform Bill to the cholera epidemic

Artist/Maker:

Date: ca. 1832

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: John Bull defending Britain against the invasion of cholera; comparing the Reform Bill to the cholera epidemic. Coloured lithograph, c. 1832. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): England

 

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Categories: Epidemics Health and Politics Quarantine and Contagion

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