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Cholera Epidemics in the 19th Century

The Great Plague of London, 1665

The Boston Smallpox Epidemic, 1721

“Pestilence” and the Printed Books of the Late 15th Century

Spanish Influenza in North America, 1918–1919

Syphilis, 1494–1923

Tropical Diseases and the Construction of the Panama Canal, 1904–1914

Tuberculosis in Europe and North America, 1800–1922

The Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia, 1793

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Title
Bumpology
Name/Creator
Cruickshank, George, engraver (printmaker)
VIA ID
Digital Object
Bumpology
Location
Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine; MMC 42
Creation Date
1826
Description
25 x 20 cm.
Form/Genre
still image

etchings
Materials Type
etching (printing process)
Subject
murderers ;  phrenology ;  caricatures ;  doctors

Category
Public Health, 1800-1899

Medical Education and Practice

Note
Inscription: Quatrain etched below image: "Pores o'er the cranial map with learned eyes, Each rising hill and bumpy knoll descries, Here secret fires, and there deep mines of sense His touch detects beneath each prominence". A scroll next to a phrenological head is inscribed "Thurtell shown to be craniologically an excellent character" (Thurtell was hanged as a murderer)


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