Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

The title page of a book. The title is printed at the top of the page above an engraving. The engraving shows a room with a white man seated beside a bed on which a white woman is lying with her eyes closed. The man looks in horror as he holds a white woman who is dying. Two children are slumped on the floor of the room. In the background a Black person opens the door to the house, pointing at the group inside, as a white man in a top hat and suit enters the room.

Title: Title page of History of the yellow fever in New Orleans, during the summer of 1853: with sketches of the scenes of horror which occurred during the epidemic

Artist/Maker: A Physician of New Orleans

Date: 1854

Source: U.S National Library of Medicine-National Institutes of Health

Copyright/Permissions: A Physician of New Orleans. History of the yellow fever in New Orleans, during the summer of 1853: with sketches of the scenes of horror which occurred during the epidemic. Philadelphia: Kenworthy, 1854.

Location(s): New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

 

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