Title:  Indian Babies: How to Keep Them Well

Artist/Maker: Office of Indian Affairs

Date: 1916

Source: Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library, Harvard University

Copyright/Permissions: Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection, Center for the History of Medicine in the Francis A. Countway Library, Harvard University

Location(s): Navajo Nation

Date posted: September 30, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Indian Babies: How to Keep Them Well

Categories: Community Health Public Health Reproductive Medicine

Title:  Medicine Man, Performing His Mysteries over a Dying Man

Artist/Maker: George Catlin

Date: 1832

Source: Smithsonian American Art Museum

Copyright/Permissions: George Catlin, Medicine Man, Performing His Mysteries over a Dying Man, 1832, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.161. Public Domain.

Location(s): Fort Union, North Dakota, USA

Date posted: September 27, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Medicine Man, Performing His Mysteries over a Dying Man

Categories: Indigenous Medicine and Healers

Title:  Mah-tó-he-ha, Old Bear, a Medicine Man

Artist/Maker: George Catlin

Date: 1832

Source: Smithsonian American Art Museum

Copyright/Permissions: George Catlin, Mah-tó-he-ha, Old Bear, a Medicine Man, 1832, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.129

Location(s): Mitutanka/Fort Clark, North Dakota, USA

Date posted: September 27, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Mah-tó-he-ha, Old Bear, a Medicine Man

Categories: Indigenous Medicine and Healers

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.

 

Date posted: April 13, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on The Five Points

Categories: Epidemics Public Health

Title: A medical missionary attending to a sick African

Artist/Maker: Harold Copping

Date: 1916

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: A medical missionary attending to a sick African. Oil painting by Harold Copping, 1916. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): London, England

 

Date posted: March 23, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on A medical missionary attending to a sick African

Categories: Spirituality and Religion

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