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0000530
LEPER HOUSE, c1220-1244.
A leper house. Wood engraving after an illumination from Vincent of Beauvais' 'Speculum Historiale', c1220-1244.
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0000553
LEPERS, 1493.
'Leper's Banquet at Nuremberg.' A German popular woodcut, 1493, reflecting the conditions of lepers, who were allowed to enter the city only on certain holidays, when they attended Mass, said Confession, took Communion, and feasted before returning to everyday isolation.
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0000800
SYPHILIS, 17th CENTURY.
Spanish soldier being treated for syphilis (a.k.a. 'Naples disease'), which first broke out in Spain among sailors returning from Christopher Columbus' first voyage to America. French engraving, 17th century.
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0000801
SYPHILIS, 1689.
Fumigating a ward of syphilis patients with mercury vapors. Title page of a German medical pamphlet, Leipzig, Germany, 1689.
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0001428
PHARMACEUTICAL TOOLS.
American typefounder's cut, 19th century.
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0001429
MORTAR AND PESTLE.
American typefounder's cut, 19th century.
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0001430
MORTAR AND PESTLE.
American typefounder's cut, 19th century.
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0001547
CHLOROFORM INHALER, 1858.
A chloroform inhaler. Illustration from 'On Chloroform and other Anaesthetics' by John Snow, published at London in 1858.
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0001576
MORTAR AND PESTLE.
Dutch mortar, pestle, and powder spoons. Bronze, 17th century.
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0001630
KIRCHER: TARANTATI, 1654.
Music for the 'Dance of the Tarantati,' one of the oldest known tarantellas, from Athanasius Kircher's 'Magnes sive de Arte Magnetica,' 1654.
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0001631
INSANE ASYLUM, 1853.
Entertainment for the patients at the Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum, Colney Hatch, England. Wood engraving, English, 1853.
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0001698
QUACK DOCTOR, 17th CENTURY.
The notorious quack Valentine Greatrakes (1629-1683) laying hands on a child. Line engraving, English, 19th century.
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0001777
AFRICA: MEDICINE MAN.
An African medicine man, center, reciting an incantation over the sick. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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0001974
KIYONAGA: MASSAGE.
Japanese woman receiving a massage. Woodblock print, 18th century, by Kiyonaga.
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0002085
SPINE STRAIGHTENING.
Doctors straightening a patient's spine. Illumination from a 15th-century Turkish translation of a 12th-century Persian manuscript on surgery.
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0002086
SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS.
Woodcut from a 15th-century German treatise on surgery.
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0002101
EXAMINATION, 1870.
Miss Garrett, an American who became Doctor of Medicine of the faculty of Paris, France, sitting for her examination before the French board of medical examiners. Wood engraving, American, 1870.
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0002228
CHOLERA EPIDEMIC: ENGLAND, 1892.
A hospital near Gravesend, England, for English sailors suspected of exposure to cholera during the epidemic of 1892. Wood engraving, English, 1892.
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0002229
CHOLERA INSPECTION, 1892.
The British Medical Officer inspecting a ship's crew docked in the Thames River in an effort to prevent the threatened invasion of the cholera epidemic of 1892. Wood engraving English, 1892.
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0002342
SMALLPOX: TITLE PAGE, 1726.
Title page of 'An Historical Account of the Small-Pox Inoculated in New England' by Dr. Zabdiel Boylston with the assistance of Onesimus, one of Cotton Mather's slaves. Published at London, England, in 1726.
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0002474
HAMBURG: CHOLERA, 1892.
Ships quarantined in the harbor of Hamburg, Germany, during the great cholera epidemic of 1892. Photograph from a contemporary English newspaper.
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0002475
CHOLERA EPIDEMIC, 1892.
Newspaper vendor's kiosk at Hamburg, Germany, with police news about the cholera epidemic. Line engraving from a contemporary English newspaper.
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0002542
QUACK ADVERTISEMENT.
A late 19th century American advertisement for a quack cure.
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0002563
PATENT MEDICINE, c1880.
American newspaper advertisement for Dr. Kilmer's Female Remedy, c1880.
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0002585
HAMBURG: CHOLERA, 1892.
Customs officers removing clothing to be disinfected from the baggage of passengers arriving at Hamburg's railway station during the European epidemic of 1892. Illustration from a contemporary English newspaper.
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0002966
SURGERY, 1540.
Surgeon performing an amputation. Woodcut from an edition of Hans von Gersdoff's 'Feldtbuch der Wundartzney,' Strassburg, 1540.
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0002967
BATTLEFIELD SURGEON, 1540.
A surgeon removing an arrow from a wounded soldier. Woodcut from an edition of Hans von Gersdoff's 'Feldtbuch der Wundartzney (Guide to Surgery),' Strassburg, Germany, 1540.
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0002997
PATENT MEDICINE, 1876.
American patent medicine advertisement, 1876, for cancer treatment.
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0002998
PATENT MEDICINE, 1876.
American patent medicine advertisement, 1876, for cancer treatment.
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0003238
THE QUARANTINE.
Lithograph by Honore Daumier (1808-1879).
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0003483
BRAIN & CEREBELLUM, 1543.
Right side view of the brain and cerebellum. Woodcut from the fourth book of Andreas Vesalius' 'De Humani Corporis Fabrica,' published in 1543 at Basel, Switzerland.
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0003545
LEPER, 1837.
Drowning a leper in India. Steel engraving, American, 1837.
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0003573
SPHYGMOMANOMETER, 1927.
The sphygmomanometer and its use. Drawing, 1927.
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0003819
ERGOTISM, 1540.
A victim of ergotism (St. Anthony's Fire) appealing to St. Anthony for aid. Woodcut from an edition of Hans von Gersdorff's 'Feldtbuch der Wundartzney,' Strassburg, 1540.
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0003887
PLAGUE BONFIRE.
The burning of 'plague-spreaders.' Woodcut, 16th century.
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0004359
SOUVENIRS OF THE CHOLERA.
Etching by Honore Daumier (1808-1879).
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0004360
CRUIKSHANK: CHOLERA PIE.
'Cholera Pie' - caricature etching by Robert Cruikshank (1789-1856) indicating a popular belief that physicians became wealthy as a result of epidemic pestilences.
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0004361
CHOLERA EPIDEMIC, 1873.
American cartoon advising the sanitary measures necessary to rid the cities of 'His Imperial Agony, King Cholera,' seen fleeing (at far left).
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0004373
YELLOW FEVER, 1793.
Broadside on the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia, posted in Burlington, New Jersey, 1793.
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0004393
PLAGUE, 1500.
Visit to the plague patient. The physician holds a sponge soaked with vinegar and spices to his nose, while two attendants fumigate with torches. Woodcut, 1500, attributed to Gentile Bellini from Johannes de Ketham's 'Fasciculus Medicinae,' Venice, 1500.
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