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.