Robert Norton Ganz Collection

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Items in the Robert Norton Ganz Collection Collection

A Prospect of Exterminating the Small-Pox
Benjamin Waterhouse's first pamphlet on the subject of his inoculation work appeared in September, 1800, just a few weeks after the vaccination of the Waterhouse children and servants in the summer. The pamphlet describes his early promotion of…

The Cow-Pock, or, the Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation!
As the first professional caricaturist in England, James Gillray is usually remembered for his political and royal satires, but this engraving, poking fun at the work of Edward Jenner, shows the dire consequences of injecting cowpox matter into…

Vaccinating the Baby
This illustration from a popular New York periodical encourages parents to vaccinate their children against smallpox

Mixing a Recipe for Corns
Amidst the chaos of her home a grotesque woman is fixated on a conjuring a cure for her corns. Cruikshank is commenting on the pitfalls of self-medication.

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