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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
Lieu't. Gover'r. Gall-Stone, inspired by Alecto; or, The Birth of Minerva
Name/Creator
Gillray, James, 1757-1815, English, artist
Thicknesse, Philip, 1719-1792, English, subject
Medusa (Greek mythology), subject
VIA ID
Digital Object
Lieu't. Gover'r. Gall-Stone, inspired by Alecto; or, The Birth of Minerva
Location
Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Creation Date
1790
Description
66 x 50 cm.
Form/Genre
still image

etchings
Materials Type
watercolor on paper
Materials Type
etching (printing process)
Materials Type
aquatint
Materials Type
hand coloring
Subject
caricatures

Category
The Great Plague of London, 1665

Plague

Broadsides

Note
Production: "James Gillray deisgn, et fec't. Pub'd. Feb'y. 15th 1790 by H. Humphrey, N.18 Old Bond Street"

Inscription: On recto of image: "From his head she sprung, a Goddess Arm'd", Milton. To the Opinions of The right hon.ble Edward, Lord Thurlow, the Earls Camden, Bute, Bathurst, and Coventry, George Touchet -Baron- Audley, and Philip Thicknesse Jun.r Esq.r to the Literati, the Royal Society, the Military, Medical and Obstetric bodies, this attempt to Elucidate the properties of Honor and Courage, Intelligence and Philanthropy, is most respectfully submitted, by their humble servant, J.s Gillray."


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