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

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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

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Categories: Anatomy Medical Education Scientific Racism

Title: Chang and Eng the Siamese twins, eating and drinking to excess

Artist/Maker: William Heath

Date: 1829

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Chang and Eng the Siamese twins, eating and drinking to excess. Coloured etching by W. Heath, 1829. Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): 26 Haymarket, London, England

Date posted: July 3, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Chang and Eng the Siamese twins

Categories: Food, Nutrition, and Famine

Title: A fashionable dentist’s practice: healthy teeth are being extracted from poor children to create dentures for the wealthy

Artist/Maker: Thomas Rowlandson

Date: 1787

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: A fashionable dentist’s practice: healthy teeth are being extracted from poor children to create dentures for the wealthy. Coloured etching by T. Rowlandson, 1787. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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

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Categories: Dentistry

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

 

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Categories: Hospital Care Slavery and Medical Knowledge

Title: Barbarities in the West Indias [Indies]

Artist/Maker: James Gillray

Date: Published April 23 1791

Source: National Portrait Gallery, London

Copyright/Permissions: Barbarities in the West Indias [Indies]’ by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey. Hand-coloured etching. Published 23 April 1791. 9 7/8 in. x 13 5/8 in. (250 mm x 347 mm) paper size. Purchased, 1947. Reference Collection NPG D12417. © National Portrait Gallery, London. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Location(s): London, England; West Indies

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Categories: Health and Politics Labor and Health Punishment

Title: John Boby, a black man with white markings. Reproduction of an etching

Artist/Maker:

Date: October 1, 1803

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: John Boby, a black man with white markings. Reproduction of an etching, 1803. Credit: Wellcome Collection.Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): Kingston, Jamaica; 16 Paternoster Row, London, England; England; Scotland

 

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Categories: Skin and Skin Disease

Title: Recipe for Corns

Artist/Maker: George Cruikshank

Date: March 31, 1819

Source: Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University

Copyright/Permissions: George Cruikshank, Recipe for Corns, 1819. Etching, colored. London: Published by G. Humphrey. 27 St James’s Street. March 31, 1819.

Location(s): 27 St. James’s Street, London, England

 

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Categories: Natural Medicine

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