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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
Torrid zone, or, Blessing of Jamaica
VIA ID
Digital Object
Torrid zone, or, Blessing of Jamaica
Location
Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine; MMC 91
Creation Date
1800
Description
41 x 54.5 cm.
Form/Genre
still image

etchings
Materials Type
watercolor on paper
Materials Type
aquatint
Materials Type
hand coloring
Subject
caricatures ;  tropical climate ;  colonialism ;  diseases ;  scythes ;  death

Category
Tropical Disease

Colonialism and International Medicine

Note
Subject: Yellow fever

Inscription: On recto of image: Yellow Fever - Sore Throat - Dry Gripes ; A.J. 67 Reg't. inven't. et pinxit 1800. London Pub. by Will'm Holland, No. 50 Oxford Street. Oct'r. 1, 1800.


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