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Background imageEpidemic Collection: Saint Thecla Praying for the Plague-Stricken, 1758-59. Creator: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Saint Thecla Praying for the Plague-Stricken, 1758-59. Creator: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Saint Thecla Praying for the Plague-Stricken, 1758-59

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Water! Water! Everywhere; and not a Drop to Drink, 1849

Water! Water! Everywhere; and not a Drop to Drink, 1849. Comment on the London water supply during the reappearance of cholera in 1848 and 1849

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Quarantined children of cholera victim, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Quarantined children of cholera victim, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Quarantined children of cholera victim, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageEpidemic Collection: The Cholera at Malta: sanitary encampment of the 4th (King's Own) Regiment on the Floriana, 1865

The Cholera at Malta: sanitary encampment of the 4th (King's Own) Regiment on the Floriana, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Cholera at Malta: sanitary encampment of the 4th (King's Own) Regiment on the Floriana, 1865. 'In the Number of our Journal for the 23rd of September we gave an Illustration of

Background imageEpidemic Collection: The Cholera at Malta: the 100th Regiment encamped on the glacis of Fort Manoel, 1865

The Cholera at Malta: the 100th Regiment encamped on the glacis of Fort Manoel, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Cholera at Malta: the 100th Regiment encamped on the glacis of Fort Manoel, 1865. Engraving of a sketch by Captain Cecil Lyon. 'This regiment, under the command of Major H

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Portrait of Dr. Meer, c1795. Creator: Rembrandt Peale

Portrait of Dr. Meer, c1795. Creator: Rembrandt Peale
Portrait of Dr. Meer, c1795

Background imageEpidemic Collection: AI IMAGE - A plague doctor, 17th century, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - A plague doctor, 17th century, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - A plague doctor, 17th century, (2023). Physician who treated victims of bubonic plague, wearing an ankle-length overcoat and a bird-like beak mask

Background imageEpidemic Collection: AI IMAGE - A plague doctor, 17th century, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - A plague doctor, 17th century, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - A plague doctor, 17th century, (2023). Physician who treated victims of bubonic plague, wearing an ankle-length overcoat and a bird-like beak mask

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Dans le jardin d'une legation allemande. Explosifs et cultures de microbes; la caissette... 1916

Dans le jardin d'une legation allemande. Explosifs et cultures de microbes; la caissette... 1916. Creator: Unknown
Dans le jardin d'une legation allemande. Explosifs et cultures de microbes; la caissette contenant les huit tubes de virus de la morve, 1916. From "Collection de la Guerre IV

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Dans le jardin d'une legation allemande. Explosifs et cultures de microbes; Deuxieme... 1916

Dans le jardin d'une legation allemande. Explosifs et cultures de microbes; Deuxieme... 1916. Creator: Unknown
Dans le jardin d'une legation allemande. Explosifs et cultures de microbes; Deuxieme enveloppe de la caissette de virus de la morve adressee a "l'attache militaire bulgare

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Un moment... votre vache n'a pas eu l'epizoodie?... 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier

Un moment... votre vache n'a pas eu l'epizoodie?... 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier
Un moment... votre vache n'a pas eu l'epizoodie?... 19th century. One moment.. your cow has not had the epizoody?

Background imageEpidemic Collection: The Duke of Orleans visiting the sick at Hotel-Dieu during the cholera epidemic of 1832

The Duke of Orleans visiting the sick at Hotel-Dieu during the cholera epidemic of 1832. Creator: Alfred Johannot
The Duke of Orleans visiting the sick at Hotel-Dieu during the cholera epidemic of 1832

Background imageEpidemic Collection: So the Lord sent a pestilence upon Israel, 1841. Creator: Peter Lightfoot

So the Lord sent a pestilence upon Israel, 1841. Creator: Peter Lightfoot
So the Lord sent a pestilence upon Israel, 1841. Biblical scene, from 2 Samuel 24: 15: So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Portrait of William Beans Magruder (1810-1869), Before 1869. Creator: Unknown

Portrait of William Beans Magruder (1810-1869), Before 1869. Creator: Unknown
Portrait of William Beans Magruder (1810-1869), Before 1869

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Inscription on the base of a Plague Cross, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Inscription on the base of a Plague Cross, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. Situated outside the church in Ross-on-Wye, this cross commemorates the 315 victims of an outbreak of the plague that struck

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Flagellants, 1493

Flagellants, 1493. At the time of the Black Death in Europe, members of this sect, known as the Brothers of the Cross, went through the streets scourging themselves in an attempt to take the sins of

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Flagellants in the Netherlands town of Tournai (Doornik), 1349

Flagellants in the Netherlands town of Tournai (Doornik), 1349. Flagellants, known as the Brothers of the Cross, scourging themselves as they walk through the streets in order to free the world

Background imageEpidemic Collection: The Great Plague: scenes in the streets of London, 1665-1666 (1905)

The Great Plague: scenes in the streets of London, 1665-1666 (1905). From Cassells History of England, Vol. III, [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1905]

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Reduced from the Plague, London, 1665 (1905)

Reduced from the Plague, London, 1665 (1905). A victim of thee Great Plague of London. From Cassells History of England, Vol

Background imageEpidemic Collection: The Great Plague: the Maniac Pronouncing the Doom of London, 1665-1666 (1905). Artist: AB Frost

The Great Plague: the Maniac Pronouncing the Doom of London, 1665-1666 (1905). Artist: AB Frost
The Great Plague: the Maniac Pronouncing the Doom of London, 1665-1666 (1905). From Cassells History of England, Vol. III, [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1905]

Background imageEpidemic Collection: The Great Plague of 1665, (c1850)

The Great Plague of 1665, (c1850). The London plague of 1665 was also known as The Black Death. Colour plate from Pictures of English History, George Routledge & Sons, (London, New York, c1850)

Background imageEpidemic Collection: The Duke of Orleans During the Cholera Epidemic, c1830. Artist: Alfred Johannot

The Duke of Orleans During the Cholera Epidemic, c1830. Artist: Alfred Johannot
The Duke of Orleans Visiting the Sick at L Hotel-Dieu During the Cholera Epidemic in 1832, c1830

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Parce Domine, detail, c1884. Artist: Leon Adolphe Willette

Parce Domine, detail, c1884. Artist: Leon Adolphe Willette
Parce Domine, detail, c1884. Decoration for the cabaret Le Chat Noir. From the collection of the Musee du Vieux Montmartre, Paris, France

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Smallpox victim, c1890

Smallpox victim, c1890. From a French medical book

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Bills of mortality bill for London, covering part of the period of the Great Plague, 1664-1665

Bills of mortality bill for London, covering part of the period of the Great Plague, 1664-1665. John Graunt (1620-1674) based his statistical analysis on these weekly and yearly tables

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Smallpox Hospital, Highgate, London, c1871

Smallpox Hospital, Highgate, London, c1871. Built in resonse to the epidemic of 1870-1871. The windows show the influence of Florence Nightingales principles of ventilation

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Burying victims of the Plague of London at night in multiple graves, 1665

Burying victims of the Plague of London at night in multiple graves, 1665. Two of the men are smoking pipes, partly to combat the stench of the corpses

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Ward in the Hampstead Smallpox Hospital, 1871

Ward in the Hampstead Smallpox Hospital, 1871. This was under the management of the Metropolitan Asylums Board and was built to meet the needs of the epidemic of the winter of 1870 to 1871

Background imageEpidemic Collection: A Court for King Cholera, 1852

A Court for King Cholera, 1852. A scene typical of the crowded, unsanitary conditions in London slums. Cholera first appeared in Britain in 1831

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Cholera, 1912

Cholera, 1912. Death, the grim reaper, decimating a column of Turkish soldiers During the First Balkan War (1912-1913) between Turkey and the Balkan League (Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and Montenegro)

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Flagellant, 16th century. Artist: Jost Amman

Flagellant, 16th century. Artist: Jost Amman
Flagellant, 16th century. Flagellants were members of a sect, known as the Brothers of the Cross, founded in c1260. They whipped themselves until blood ran in order to obtain Gods mercy

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Mistaking Cause for Effect, 1849

Mistaking Cause for Effect, 1849. A boy thinks the Water Board man is turning on cholera. Cholera first appeared in Britain in 1831

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Britannia holding back Cholera at British ports, 1892. Artist: John Tenniel

Britannia holding back Cholera at British ports, 1892. Artist: John Tenniel
Britannia holding back Cholera at British ports, 1892. In an outbreak of the water-borne disease in 1892 about 260, 000 died in Russia and 7600 in Hamburg. An epidemic was prevented in Britain

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Girolamo Frascatoro, Italian physician, poet and astronomer, late 16th century

Girolamo Frascatoro, Italian physician, poet and astronomer, late 16th century. Artist: Theodor de Bry
Girolamo Frascatoro, Italian physician, poet and astronomer, late 16th century. Frascatoro (c1478-1553) put forward the theory that diseases were caused by seedlike entities (germs in effect)

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Free Smallpox vaccination clinic on premises of French newspaper, Paris

Free Smallpox vaccination clinic on premises of French newspaper, Paris
Free vaccination clinic on premises of French newspaper. Heffer has shaven portion of flank infected with Cowpox; serum transferred with stylus to arms of waiting Parisians to give immunity to

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Cholera amongst victims of famine in China

Cholera amongst victims of famine in China. Government officials mobbed by starving people. Hands of woman on mattress at right are in typical cholera attitude

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Cholera patient

Cholera patient. Patient in typical cholera attitude. From French medical book published c1890

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Cholera epidemic in Naples

Cholera epidemic in Naples, government ministers visiting a hospital, Wood engraving, published Paris 1884



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