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The Central Board of Health: Cholera Consultation

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Title:
The Central Board of Health: Cholera Consultation
Description:
In the early nineteenth century cholera epidemics were common. The disease struck its victims rapidly and spread fear amongst the populace. Medical science was ineffective against cholera until John Snow's discovery of its contagion through contaminated water in 1848. Cruikshank comments on the corruption and uselessness of public health officials in this satire. Satire of the corruption and uselessness of public health officials, by George Cruikshank
Creator:
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878
Date:
1832
Format:
Prints
Genre:
engraving (printing process) on paper
Location:
Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Collection (local):
Manfred Kraemer Collection of Medical Prints and Satires
Manfred Kraemer Collection of Medical Prints and Satires. MMC 046 (07:04)
Series:
Manfred Kraemer Collection of Medical Prints and Satires
Subjects:
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878
Caricatures
Public health
Etchings (prints)
Satires (document genre)
Cholera
Extent:
1 engraving
Link to Item:
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Publisher:
S. Knight
Notes:
From the Manfred Kraemer Collection of Medical Prints and Satires. Gift of the Maine Medical Center to the Harvard Medical School, 1992
Language:
English