Title: Title page of A narrative of the proceedings of the black people, during the late awful calamity in Philadelphia, in the year 1793: and a refutation of some censures, thrown upon them in some late publications

Artist/Maker: Absalom Jones and Richard Allen

Date: 1794

Source: The National Library of Medicine

Copyright/Permissions: Absalom Jones and Richard Allen. A narrative of the proceedings of the black people, during the late awful calamity in Philadelphia, in the year 1793: and a refutation of some censures, thrown upon them in some late publications. Philadelphia: Printed for the authors, by William W. Woodward, at Franklin’s Head, no. 41, Chesnut-Street, 1794. Public Domain

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): Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 

Date posted: January 30, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Title page of A narrative of the proceedings of the black people…

Categories: Community Health Tropical Medicine

Title: Title Page Image From Mille-Christine, History of the Carolina Twins: “Told in Their Own Peculiar Way” by “One of Them.” Buffalo: Buffalo Courier Printing House, 18–?.

Artist/Maker:

Date: ca. 1869

Source: North Carolina Collection, University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Copyright/Permissions: Public Domain

References: Boster, Dea H. African American Slavery and Disability: Bodies, Property and Power in the Antebellum South, 1800-1860. New York: Routledge, 2013.

Location(s): North Carolina, USA

Commentary: Conjoined twins Millie and Christine McCoy were born in North Carolina in 1851. Known as the “Carolina Twins,” they were subject to countless medical studies that focused on their reproductive organs and anus; their mother was studied as well. Additionally, the two were toured around the country as “medical curiosities,” and this image is the title page of a leaflet their “agents” sold to individuals who came to gawk at them.

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Date posted: January 28, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Title Page Image From Mille-Christine, History of the Carolina Twins

Categories: Experimentation Reproductive Medicine Slavery and Medical Knowledge

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