'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. His legacy is controversial as he advocated biological warfare by gifting blankets infected with smallpox as a weapon. From "Biographical Illustrations", by Alfred Howard. [Thomas Tegg, R. Griffin and Co., J. Cumming, London, Glasgow and Dublin, 1830]
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Europeans in a smallpox quarantine camp at El Tor, North Africa, 1884. Artist: Unknown
Europeans in a smallpox quarantine camp at El Tor, North Africa, 1884. Passengers from the SS Mira at a camp on the Arabian Coast. The image shows: 1) Wooden Sheds on Shore for the Passengers of Quarantined Ships. 2) Abdil Al, an Egyptian Resident at El Tor, Told Off to Wait Upon the English Sojourners. 3) Interior of the Ladies' Quarantine Shed. 4) El Tor, from the Sea. In the centre, female passengers in the Ladies' Quarantine Shed are sitting under a net to protect them from mosquitos and malaria. From The Graphic, (London, 19 July 1884).
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