Teaching watercolor of specimens and culture of Escherichia coli

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Teaching watercolor of specimens and culture of Escherichia coli


Escherichia coli
John Collins Warren Watercolor Collection
Kaula, William J.
Teaching Aids and devices
Teaching Methods
Warren, John Collins, 1842-1927
Harvard Medical School. Department of Anatomy


Large watercolor of E. coli, also called coli communis. Top and right corners show affected organs in deep red with blue-green disease. In the middle are royal blue bacteria. In the bottom left is a test tube, filled with a green liquid and bubbles. Watercolor is framed in sewn blue textile.


Kaula, William J.

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Warren Anatomical Museum (21142.209)

Is Referenced By

Warren Anatomical Museum Records, 1835-2010 (inclusive), 1971-1991 (bulk). Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Box 32, Folder 27
Manuscript catalogue of the Warren Museum, Canavan Accession Log, Unprocessed




watercolors (paintings)




The watercolor was painted by William J. Kaula in 1894 for John Collins Warren to use in teaching. The watercolor was left in the Harvard Medical School Department of Anatomy after Warren's death in 1927. The Department donated the watercolors to the Warren Anatomical Museum on 05/02/1929.

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71 W x 96 H cm




Kaula, William J., “Teaching watercolor of specimens and culture of Escherichia coli,” OnView, accessed February 25, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13352.

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