Title:“Cowalitsk of Columbia River,” from Samuel Morton, 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. Philadelphia : J. Dobson, 1839

Artist/Maker: John Collins, Samuel Morton

Date: 1839

Source: University of Glasgow 

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. University of Glasgow. Public Domain Mark

Location(s): Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Date posted: October 3, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Cowalitsk of Columbia River

Categories: Anatomy Scientific Racism

Title: A black man buying some of J. Morison’s pills, hoping they will make him white

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Date:

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: A black man buying some of J. Morison’s pills, hoping they will make him white. Coloured lithograph.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): 377 Strand, London, England

 

Date posted: February 23, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on A black man buying some of J. Morison’s pills, hoping they will make him white

Categories: Pharmaceuticals Skin and Skin Disease

Title: A woman offers a watermelon to a sick man; he is cured and both start dancing; she holds up a medicine bottle.

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Date: 1890

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: A woman offers a watermelon to a sick man; he is cured and both start dancing; she holds up a medicine bottle. Coloured lithograph, 1890. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): New York City, USA

Date posted: February 22, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on A woman offers a watermelon to a sick man

Categories: Pharmaceuticals

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

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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. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark.

Location(s): England

 

Date posted: January 28, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on John Bull defending Britain against the invasion of cholera

Categories: Epidemics Health and Politics Quarantine and Contagion

Title: Death mask of Eustache, a slave from the Dominican republic who came to be awarded a ‘prize for virtue’ in 1830’s Paris

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Date: ca. 1835

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Death mask of Eustache, a slave from the Dominican republic who came to be awarded a ‘prize for virtue’ in 1830’s Paris. Lithograph, c. 1835. Wellcome CollectionPublic Domain Mark.

Location(s): Dominican Republic

Commentary: From the working archive of “scientific” phrenologist, Bernard Hollander, this image depicts an enslaved man, Eustache, from the Dominican Republic who came to be awarded a “prize for virtue” in 1830’s Paris. This skull shows divisions or “bumps” that were studied to determine an individual’s character and abilities. This “prize of virtue” was awarded by white slave owners to Eustache after he assisted in the sabotage of a slave uprising. This image gives insight into the way in which Black people’s bodies were exploited for medical discoveries as well as how racial biases informed medical conclusions.

 

Date posted: January 28, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Death mask of Eustache

Categories: Scientific Racism

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