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Epidemic Collection

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Oyster Catch / Whitstable

Oyster Catch / Whitstable
Oysters, found to be a valuable remedy for the influenza epidemic, are sorted and packed by fishermen in Whitstable, Kent, for distribution to the hospitals

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Court for King Cholera

Court for King Cholera
A Court for King Cholera

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Coughs & Sneezes Poster

Coughs & Sneezes Poster
Humorous poster from the Ministry of Health showing a man sneezing without a handkerchief on a London Underground train during WWII

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Malaria Epidemic 1901

Malaria Epidemic 1901
MALARIA Fighting malaria in Italy

Background imageEpidemic Collection: 14th Century 1350 Black Death Blood Continent

14th Century 1350 Black Death Blood Continent
14th, Century, 1350, Black, Death, blood, continent, death, disease, epidemic, epidemy, Europe, european, figure, handkerchief, History, hit, ill, interior, medicine, medieval, Medieval, Museum

Background imageEpidemic Collection: The Black Death. 14th century. Figure of a woman hit by

The Black Death. 14th century. Figure of a woman hit by
The Black Death. 14th century. Epidemic that ravaged the European continent. Figure of a woman hit by plague. Medieval Museum. Stockholm. Sweden. Date:

Background imageEpidemic Collection: ZANCHI, Antonio (1631-1722). Death in Venice. 1666

ZANCHI, Antonio (1631-1722). Death in Venice. 1666. Baroque art. Oil on canvas. AUSTRIA. VIENNA. Vienna. Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (Museum of Art History)

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Mrs Dubosc Taylor by Madame Yevonde

Mrs Dubosc Taylor by Madame Yevonde
The late Mrs Dubosc Taylor who died from influenza caught while on nursing duty in France at the end of the First World War

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Two members of Gibraltar's police force questioning a Spanish boy on the gang-way of a refugee

Two members of Gibraltar's police force questioning a Spanish boy on the gang-way of a refugee boat, August 1936. The Spanish Civil War, which started in the summer of 1936

Background imageEpidemic Collection: PLAGUE CHILD SAVED 1665

PLAGUE CHILD SAVED 1665
A child is saved from a plague-stricken house in London. Date: 1665

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Victims of the Black Death plague in 1349

Victims of the Black Death plague in 1349
Victims of the Black Death Date: 1349

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Dance of Death, Great Plague of London

Dance of Death, Great Plague of London
A Dance of Death depiction at St Paul's Cathedral, during the Great Plague of London. Date: 1665

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Lincoln after 1905 typhoid epedemic

Lincoln after 1905 typhoid epedemic
Lincoln High Street after Lockdown ended in 1905. The city was hit by a major typhoid epidemic between November 1904 and August 1905

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Muffled against the deadly bacilli in Manchuria, a doctor fully masked

Muffled against the deadly bacilli in Manchuria, a doctor fully masked and a sanitary official, wearing a lint mask soaked in carbolic acid. Date: 1911

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Advert for Milton against influenza 1918

Advert for Milton against influenza 1918
Advertisement for Milton sterilising fluid, recommended for preventing and relieving influenza at a time when Spanish flu was rapidly spreading across the world. 1918

Background imageEpidemic Collection: The Great Plague of London

The Great Plague of London
Two men holding handkerchiefs over their noses in an attempt to avoid catching the plague as they hurry through the London Streets

Background imageEpidemic Collection: 1892 / CHOLERA RIOT / RUSSIA

1892 / CHOLERA RIOT / RUSSIA
In the belief that doctors cause cholera, and that only God can cure it, the populace of Astrakhan riot. Date: 1892

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Lady Victoria Brady (nee Pery)

Lady Victoria Brady (nee Pery) (1893 - 1918), only daughter of the 4th Earl and Countess of Limerick. Lady Victoria was a keen aviator and made a number of flights with Gustav Hamel

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Milton influenza advertisement, 1919

Milton influenza advertisement, 1919
Advertisement for Milton disinfectant with advice to gargle with a diluted preparation thrice daily in order to ward off the influenza epidemic raging throughout post war Britain. Date: 1919

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Hint to the Ministry of Health by Heath Robinson

Hint to the Ministry of Health by Heath Robinson
A new fresh air bedroom for the prevention of flu. An outdoor bedroom designed by the ever-inventive William Heath Robinson, built (or rather)

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Mr Drouets pauper school, Tooting, Surrey

Mr Drouets pauper school, Tooting, Surrey
A view of the school for pauper children, privately run by Bartholomew Peter Drouet at Tooting in Surrey (now south west London). In 1849, a cholera epidemic broke out at the school

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Cholera Victim

Cholera Victim
A cholera victim

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Cholera epidemic, Tiberias, Israel

Cholera epidemic, Tiberias, Israel
Cholera epidemic, Tiberias, Lower Galilee, Israel, 1-15 October 1918 -- chart drawn by the American Zionist Medical Unit (part of a missionary society), showing cases to the west of Bahar Jehud

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Spain. Madrid. Womens room on the Hospital installed at the

Spain. Madrid. Womens room on the Hospital installed at the
Spain. Madrid. Hospital installed at the Palace of Fine Arts on the occasion of the epidemic of cholera that threatened the city in 1890. Womens room. Engraving

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Spain. Madrid. Provisional hospital. 1890

Spain. Madrid. Provisional hospital. 1890
Spain. Madrid. Provisional hospital installed in the Palace of Fine Arts on the occasion of the epidemic which threatened the city in 1890. Room for women. Colored engraving

Background imageEpidemic Collection: PASTEUR, Louis (1822-1895) French chemist and bacteriologist

PASTEUR, Louis (1822-1895) French chemist and bacteriologist
PASTEUR, Louis (Do?le, 1822-Villeneuve-l Etang, 1895) French chemist and bacteriologist. Discovery of rabies vaccine by Dr. Pasteur. Outside the Paris laboratory with the sick together

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Plague Column in Graben, Vienna, Austria

Plague Column in Graben, Vienna, Austria
Plague Column (or Trinity Column) in Graben (Grave Street), Vienna, Austria. The column commemorates a Great Plague epidemic of 1679. circa 1910s

Background imageEpidemic Collection: A-Tich-oo! Influenza in 1918

A-Tich-oo! Influenza in 1918
Influenza personified in the shape of a rather monstrous being tapping an unsuspecting chap on the head and announcing, Good evening! I m the new influenza. Date: 1918

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Advert for Harlene hair product 1916

Advert for Harlene hair product 1916
Great Epidemic of hair trobles, if you suffer from scalp irritation, complete or partial baldness, straggling or weak hair, thin or falling hair, splitting hairs, over-greasiness of the scalp

Background imageEpidemic Collection: SPAIN. Barcelona. Spain (1914). Religious procession

SPAIN. Barcelona. Spain (1914). Religious procession in Barcelona on occasion of a typhus epidemic (November 1914). Sant Jaume Square

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Fountain Hospital, Tooting, South London

Fountain Hospital, Tooting, South London
The Fountain Hospital under construction in 1893. The 400-bed hospital, designed by Thomas W Aldwinckle, was erected and fitted out in nine weeks to deal with a scarlet fever epidemic in London

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Group photo, Dr Berrys Serbian Mission

Group photo, Dr Berrys Serbian Mission
A group photograph of Austrian prisoners and their nurses at Dr James Berrys Serbian Mission, a Red Cross Unit in Serbia during the First World War

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Orchard Convalescent Hospital, Dartford, Kent

Orchard Convalescent Hospital, Dartford, Kent
The Orchard Convalescent Hospital at Long Reach, near Dartford, Kent, during its First World War deployment as a military hospital for overseas troops, mainly Australians

Background imageEpidemic Collection: German troops vaccinated

German troops vaccinated
German troops fighting on the Russian Front are vaccinated against cholera

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Panic in a railway carriage

Panic in a railway carriage
Passengers flee a railway carriage in Florida after a female passenger shows symptoms of Yellow fever

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Disinfection Service

Disinfection Service
Disinfecting a room in Paris recently occupied by refugees

Background imageEpidemic Collection: The Water of the Serpentine Magnified 200 Times, 1857

The Water of the Serpentine Magnified 200 Times, 1857
Engraving showing a sample of water from the Serpentine, Hyde Park, London viewed at 200 times magnification, 1857. This particular sample was taken from the upper portion of the Serpentine

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Russian cholera epidemic

Russian cholera epidemic
Transporting those who have died of cholera to the burial ground. Cholera broke out in St Petersburg in September 1908, with the first cases among people living in particularly unsanitary conditions

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Diphtheria at Woolwich

Diphtheria at Woolwich
Sketches of the diphtheria huts on Woolwich Common. The huts were used to confine those infected by the epidemic

Background imageEpidemic Collection: The Red Cross ambulance steamer

The Red Cross ambulance steamer
The Red Cross steamer carrying patients during a smallpox epidemic to the hospital ships at Long Reach

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Ward in the Hampstead small pox hospital

Ward in the Hampstead small pox hospital
The Hampstead hospital was one of the four fever and small pox hospitals in London. The building was erected in 1870 to cope with the small pox epidemic

Background imageEpidemic Collection: The Cholera epidemic in France

The Cholera epidemic in France
Passengers from Toulon and Marseilles being fumigated at the Paris station of the Lyons and Mediterranean railway. Travel played a large part in the spread of disease

Background imageEpidemic Collection: An ambulance bringing in patients from Cape Town

An ambulance bringing in patients from Cape Town
Sketches from a temporary hospital at Renzskies Farm, caring for patients of the small pox epidemic

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Cholera / Slums / 1852 / Punch

Cholera / Slums / 1852 / Punch
a Court for King Cholera

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Street Disinfecting

Street Disinfecting
Public disinfectors with their cart : this is the authorities response to cholera and other plagues

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Disinfecting a home - 2

Disinfecting a home - 2
DISINFECTING A HOME Infected bedlinen is fumigated in a horse-drawn portable Stove to destroy germs of tuberculosis or cholera

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Disinfecting a home - 1

Disinfecting a home - 1
DISINFECTING A HOME Workers for the Paris prefecture disinfect a home where tuberculosis or cholera have occurred

Background imageEpidemic Collection: Averting Cholera

Averting Cholera
The populace of Napoli, Italy, seek to avert the cholera plague by a religious procession



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