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Visual Culture and Health Posters

Title:
[Isola Di S. Bartolomeo]
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Description:
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:
1656
Creator:
Rossi, Giovanni Giacomo
Source:
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
Publisher:
Unknown Organization or Person
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Plague
Public Health
Exhibit Category:
Brief History
Unique Identifier:
VCBBBC
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
English
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Poor
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2010-06-03
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