Title: Orange-flowered plant, with example of a grey and orange moth, from an album of 91 drawings entitled ‘Merian’s Drawings of Surinam Insects &c’; with blue caterpillar and chrysalis Watercolour and bodycolour, with pen and grey ink, on vellum

Artist/Maker: Maria Sibylla Merian

Date: ca. 1701-1705

Source: The British Museum

Copyright/Permissions: © Trustees of the British Museum. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Location(s): Suriname

 

Date posted: January 30, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Orange-flowered plant

Categories: Enslaved Medicine and Healers Gender and Sex Gynecology Natural Medicine Reproductive Medicine

Title: Bananas that may harbour mosquitos carrying the yellow fever virus, being loaded onto a ship in the West Indies (?)

Artist/Maker: E. Schwartz

Date: 1920-1950

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Bananas that may harbour mosquitos carrying the yellow fever virus, being loaded onto a ship in the West Indies (?). Watercolour by E. Schwarz, 1920/1950 (?). Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): West Indies

Date posted: January 29, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Bananas that may harbour mosquitos…

Categories: Tropical Medicine

Title: Elizabeth Freeman (“Mumbet”)

Artist/Maker: Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick

Date: 1811

Source: Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston

Copyright/Permissions: Elizabeth Freeman (“Mumbet”). Miniature portrait, watercolor on ivory by Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick, 1811. Portrait: 7.5 cm x 5.5 cm; in gilded wood frame (visible in large digital image): 13 cm x 9.7 cm. Artwork 03.147. Collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Location(s): Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 

Date posted: January 28, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Elizabeth Freeman (“Mumbet”)

Categories: Enslaved Medicine and Healers

Title: A medical officer examining a ship’s crew for bubonic plague on arrival in the Thames

Artist/Maker: F. de Haanen, after C.E. Eldred.

Date: 1905

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: A medical officer examining a ship’s crew for bubonic plague on arrival in the Thames. Watercolour drawing by F. de Haenen, 1905, after C.E. Eldred. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): England

 

Date posted: January 28, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on A medical officer examining a ship’s crew for bubonic plague

Categories: Epidemics Quarantine and Contagion

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