Title:  Yellow Jack Monster

Artist/Maker: Matt Morgan

Date: 1873

Source: Library of Congress

Copyright/Permissions: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Alfred Bendiner Memorial Collection, [ LC-USZC4-9408]

References: Ingrid Gessner, “Epidemic Iconographies: Toward a Disease Aesthetics of the Destructive Sublime,” Amerikastudien 58, no. 4 (2013): 559–582.

Location(s): Florida, USA

Date posted: October 1, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Yellow Jack Monster

Categories: Epidemics Health and Politics Public Health

Title:  London Fever Hospital, Liverpool Road, Islington

Artist/Maker: C. D. Laing, after Charles Fowler

Date: 1848

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: London Fever Hospital, Liverpool Road, Islington: viewed from the north. Wood engraving by C. D. Laing, 1848. Wellcome CollectionPublic Domain Mark

Location(s): Islington, London, United Kingdom

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Categories: Epidemics Medical Spaces Quarantine and Contagion

Title:  Observations sur la fièvre jaune, faites à Cadix, en 1819 (Observations on Yellow Fever Made at Cádiz in 1819)

Artist/Maker: Étienne Pariset and André Mazet

Date: 1820

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Observations sur la fièvre jaune, faites à Cadix, en 1819 / par MM. Pariset et Mazet … et rédigées par M. Pariset. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark.

References: Kathryn Olivarius, “Immunity, Capital, and Power in Antebellum New Orleans,” American Historical Review (April 2019): 424–55.

Location(s): Cádiz, Spain

Date posted: October 1, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Observations sur la fièvre jaune

Categories: Epidemics Public Health Quarantine and Contagion

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:  The Costume of Yorkshire, Leech Finders

Artist/Maker: R. Havell, after George Walker

Date: 1814

Source: Science Museum Group Collection

Copyright/Permissions: © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

References: Cf. William Wordsworth, “Resolution and Independence”

Location(s): Leeds, England

Date posted: September 28, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on The Costume of Yorkshire, Leech Finders

Categories: Environment and Medicine Natural Medicine Pharmaceuticals

Title:  Elizabeth Reifsnyder Performing Surgery

Artist/Maker: 

Date: c. 1885

Source: Center for the History of Medicine, at Countway Library

Copyright/Permissions: Boston Medical Library collection, Center for the History of Medicine in the Francis A. Countway Library

Location(s): Shanghai, China

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Categories: Gender and Sex Hospital Care Nurses and Physicians

Title:The Hospital of Bethlem [Bedlam] at Moorfields, London

Artist/Maker: John Bowles and Son

Date: ca. 1750

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: The Hospital of Bethlem [Bedlam] at Moorfields, London: seen from the north, with people in the foreground. Coloured engraving, ca. 1750. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark.

Location(s): Moorfields, London, England 

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Categories: Medical Spaces Mental Health and Illness Public Health Punishment

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