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Smallpox Collection

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Happy Hampstead!, 1875. Artist: Joseph Swain

Happy Hampstead!, 1875. Artist: Joseph Swain
Happy Hampstead!, 1875. A suburban family is shown enjoying a day out in the park. Behind them lurk the shrouded and menacing figures of Smallpox and Fever

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Edward Jenner, late 18th-early 19th century, (c1833). Creator: Edward Scriven

Edward Jenner, late 18th-early 19th century, (c1833). Creator: Edward Scriven
Edward Jenner, late 18th-early 19th century, (c1833). Portrait of English physician Edward Jenner (1749-1823). Jenner practiced as a country doctor in his native Gloucestershire

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Statue of Dr. Jenner, lately erected at Boulogne, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Statue of Dr. Jenner, lately erected at Boulogne, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Statue of Dr. Jenner, lately erected at Boulogne, 1865. The beneficent discovery of vaccination to prevent smallpox is appreciated so highly by the physicians and scientific men of France

Background imageSmallpox Collection: La vaccinazione nelle campagne (Impfung auf dem Lande), 1894. Creator: Cosola, Demetrio (1851-1895)

La vaccinazione nelle campagne (Impfung auf dem Lande), 1894. Creator: Cosola, Demetrio (1851-1895)
La vaccinazione nelle campagne (Impfung auf dem Lande), 1894. Found in the Collection of the Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Torino

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Portrait of Antoine Parmentier (1737-1813), agronomist and philanthropist. Creator: Francois Dumont

Portrait of Antoine Parmentier (1737-1813), agronomist and philanthropist. Creator: Francois Dumont
Portrait of Antoine Parmentier (1737-1813), agronomist and philanthropist

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Antoine-Auguste Parmentier (1737-1813), agronomist and philanthropist, between 1801 and 1850

Antoine-Auguste Parmentier (1737-1813), agronomist and philanthropist, between 1801 and 1850. Creator: Francois Dumont
Antoine-Auguste Parmentier (1737-1813), agronomist and philanthropist, between 1801 and 1850

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Japanese relocation, California, 1942. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Japanese relocation, California, 1942. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Japanese relocation, California. Newcomers at Santa Anita Park Assembly Center in Arcadia, California, receive vaccination against smallpox and typhoid fever. Under direction of Dr

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Rev. Cotton Mather (Son of Increase) Using His Powerful Influence to Overcome

Rev. Cotton Mather (Son of Increase) Using His Powerful Influence to Overcome the Prejudice Against Inoculation for Smallpox in Boston, 1721, before 1926

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Lady Montague, (1689- 1762), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Lady Montague, (1689- 1762), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Lady Montague, (1689- 1762), 1830. Lady Mary Wortley Montague (1689- 1762) English aristocrat, letter writer, and poet, who wrote during travels to the Ottoman Empire

Background imageSmallpox Collection: John Hunter, (1728-1793), 1830. Creator: Unknown

John Hunter, (1728-1793), 1830. Creator: Unknown
John Hunter, (1728-1793), 1830. John Hunter (1728-1793) Scottish surgeon and scientist, pioneer of the smallpox vaccine and expert in anatomy who became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1767

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Edward Jenner M. D. (1749-1823), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Edward Jenner M. D. (1749-1823), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Edward Jenner M.D. (1749-1823), 1830. Edward Jenner (1749-1823) English physician and scientist, pioneer of smallpox vaccine, known as the father of immunology

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Amherst, (1717-1797), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Amherst, (1717-1797), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Amherst, (1717-1797), 1830. Jeffery Amherst (1717-1797) officer in the British Army and Commander-in-Chief of the Forces, architect of the Seven Years War and the first British Governor General

Background imageSmallpox Collection: The Small-Pox Hospital, Kings Cross, in 1800, (c1876). Creator: Unknown

The Small-Pox Hospital, Kings Cross, in 1800, (c1876). Creator: Unknown
The Small-Pox Hospital, Kings Cross, in 1800, (c1876). London Smallpox Hospital was established 1745-6, the hospital in St Pancras opened in 1793-4

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Giving Prisoners the Smallpox in Gaol, late 18th century, (c1934)

Giving Prisoners the Smallpox in Gaol, late 18th century, (c1934)
Giving Prisoners the Smallpox in Gaol, 18th century, (c1934). Illustration showing prisoners in Newgate Gaol being inoculated

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Dr. Davis, who was educated in Aberdeen, Scotland, c1860-c1869. Creator: George Washington Wilson

Dr. Davis, who was educated in Aberdeen, Scotland, c1860-c1869. Creator: George Washington Wilson
Dr. Davis, who was educated in Aberdeen, Scotland, c1860-c1869

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Edward Jenner (1749-1823), English scientist who discovered the smallpox vaccine

Edward Jenner (1749-1823), English scientist who discovered the smallpox vaccine

Background imageSmallpox Collection: A copy of a photograph of the ward deck of the Atlas Smallpox Hospital Ship, c1890-c1899

A copy of a photograph of the ward deck of the Atlas Smallpox Hospital Ship, c1890-c1899. Joyce Green Hospital was once the centrepiece of the Metropolitan Asylums Board complex of smallpox

Background imageSmallpox Collection: View of the smallpox hospital at Battle Bridge, London, 1771

View of the smallpox hospital at Battle Bridge, London, 1771. From 1836 this area was re-named Kings Cross

Background imageSmallpox Collection: The Cow Pock or Wonderful Effects of the New Innoculation! …, 1809

The Cow Pock or Wonderful Effects of the New Innoculation! …, 1809
The Cow Pock or Wonderful Effects of the New Innoculation! Vide the publications of the anti-vaccine society, pub by H. Humphreys 1809 (hand coloured engraving)

Background imageSmallpox Collection: A vaccination against smallpox in the countryside, 1868

A vaccination against smallpox in the countryside, 1868. Private Collection

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Edward Jenner, English physician, vaccinating his son, c1796 (c1900). Artist: Giulio Monteverde

Edward Jenner, English physician, vaccinating his son, c1796 (c1900). Artist: Giulio Monteverde
Edward Jenner, English physician, vaccinating his son, c1796 (c1900). Edward Jenner (1749-1823) practiced as a country doctor in his native Gloucestershire

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Edward Jenners thatched hut, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, 20th century. Artist:s Pead

Edward Jenners thatched hut, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, 20th century. Artist:s Pead
Edward Jenners thatched hut, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, 20th century. The hut where Jenner administered smallpox vaccinations to the poor free of charge

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Edward Jenner, English country doctor, 19th century. Artist: E Scriven

Edward Jenner, English country doctor, 19th century. Artist: E Scriven
Edward Jenner, English country doctor, 19th century. Jenner (1749-1823) is famous for his discovery of the smallpox vaccine

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Vaccination against smallpox, Paris, 1894. Artist: Oswaldo Tofani

Vaccination against smallpox, Paris, 1894. Artist: Oswaldo Tofani
Vaccination against smallpox, Paris, 1894. An illustration from Le Petit Journal, 29th January 1894

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Edward Jenner, English physician, 1800

Edward Jenner, English physician, 1800. Edward Jenner (1749-1823) practiced as a country doctor in his native Gloucestershire. He noted immunity to smallpox was given by cow-pox

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Edward Jenner, English physician, 1837

Edward Jenner, English physician, 1837. Edward Jenner (1749-1823) practiced as a country doctor in his native Gloucestershire. He noted immunity to smallpox was given by cow-pox

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Medal commemorating the discovery of smallpox vaccination in 1796 (1800)

Medal commemorating the discovery of smallpox vaccination in 1796 (1800)
Medal commemorating the discovery of smallpox vaccination in 1796, (1800). Children dancing round a garlanded cow. Edward Jenner (1749-1823)

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Smallpox victim, c1890

Smallpox victim, c1890. From a French medical book

Background imageSmallpox 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 imageSmallpox 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 imageSmallpox Collection: Europeans in a smallpox quarantine camp at El Tor, North Africa, 1884

Europeans in a smallpox quarantine camp at El Tor, North Africa, 1884. Passengers from the SS Mira at a camp on the Arabian Coast

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Ceremony honouring Mariatale, goddess of smallpox, Negapattam, India, 1806

Ceremony honouring Mariatale, goddess of smallpox, Negapattam, India, 1806
Ceremony honouring Mariatale, goddess of Smallpox at her temple at Negapattam, Southern India. A man, suspended by hooks and holding a sword and shield, is being swung through the air

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Smallpox hospital, St Pancras, London, c1800

Smallpox hospital, St Pancras, London, c1800. Fever (isolation) hospitals for highly infectious diseases were built outside cities

Background imageSmallpox 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 imageSmallpox Collection: Gillray cartoon on vaccination against Smallpox using Cowpox serum, 1802. Artist: James Gillray

Gillray cartoon on vaccination against Smallpox using Cowpox serum, 1802. Artist: James Gillray
Gillray cartoon on vaccination against Smallpox using Cowpox serum, 1802. In 1796 the English physician Edward Jenner (1749-1823) proved efficacy of practice, but opposition continued for a while

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Edward Jenner (1749-1823) English physician, vaccinating child with Cowpox serum, 1901

Edward Jenner (1749-1823) English physician, vaccinating child with Cowpox serum, 1901
Edward Jenner (1749-1823) English physician, vaccinating a child against Smallpox using Cowpox serum. Artists impression from Le Petit Journal, Paris, 1901

Background imageSmallpox Collection: Portrait of Peter II, c1728

Portrait of Peter II, c1728. Detail. The grandson of Peter the Great, Peter (1715-1730) acceded in 1727 but died of smallpox three years later. Found in the collection of The Hermitage, St Petersburg


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