Visual Culture and Health Posters
- [Isola Di S. Bartolomeo]
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- Broadsides were among the earliest examples of commercial printing. Local governments frequently used them to feature health
matters and warn citizens of impending epidemics or to promote corrective or protective sanitary measures. This engraving
by Giovanni Giacomo Rossi includes a series of vignettes from Rome during the plague of 1656. Messages about hospital use,
fumigation practices, removal of the dead, quarantine of patients in prisons, and mass burials are included.
- NOTE: Slide of original poster image is slightly blurry.
- Number of Image Pages:
- 1 (900,695 Bytes)
- Date Supplied:
- Rossi, Giovanni Giacomo
- Original Repository: History of Medicine Division. Prints and Photographs Collection
- This image may also be accessed from the Images from the History of Medicine (IHM).
- URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/ihm/
- IHM Order Number: A029517
- Unknown Organization or Person
- This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
- Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
- Public Health
- Exhibit Category:
- Brief History
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- Document Type:
- Slides (photographs)
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