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: A North American Indian shaman or medicine man healing a patient

Artist/Maker: C. Schuessele after Captain Eastman

Date:

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: A North American Indian shaman or medicine man healing a patient. Chromolithograph by C. Schuessele after Captain Eastman. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): North America

 

Date posted: January 29, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on A North American Indian shaman or medicine man healing a patient

Categories: Indigenous Medicine and Healers

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. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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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