Tuesday, October 14, 2008

"Cow Poxed, Ox Faced Boy," 19th Century


I found this on a very nice website called "Medical Humanities Blog," which appears to have sourced it from the Wellcome Images Collection. The image was used as an illustration for a very interesting piece on the blog called "Imaging the Medical Humanities: Infection"; see the whole article here.

Image details: Cow Poxed, Ox Faced Boy - illustration to "Cow-Pox Inoculation No Security Against Small-Pox Infection" by W. Rowley. Coloured etching early 19th century.

Found via Wonders and Marvels.

3 comments:

Daniel Goldberg said...

Thanks for the kind words re MH Blog. Yours is exceptional; the intersection of art, medicine, death, and culture is (obviously) crucial to the medical humanities. We've added you to our blogroll, of course!

--Daniel Goldberg
http://www.medhumanities.org

JE said...

You're welcome' Daniel! I really like what you're doing over at Medical Humanities. Keep up the good work, and please send me an email whenever there is anything image-driven you publish that you think might be of interest to Morbid Anatomy!

meanie said...

i just stumbled upon your blog and it is fascinating! i thought you might be interested in looking at a local Ottawa artist's works - she has some interesting pieces based on Canadian tragedies.

http://www.patrickmikhailgallery.com/artists/stelmackowich/