The Central Board of Health: Cholera Consultation

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Title

The Central Board of Health: Cholera Consultation

Subject

Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878
Caricatures
Public health
Etchings (prints)
Satires (document genre)
Cholera

Description

In the early nineteenth century cholera epidemics were common. The disease struck its victims rapidly and spread fear amongst the populace. Medical science was ineffective against cholera until John Snow's discovery of its contagion through contaminated water in 1848. Cruikshank comments on the corruption and uselessness of public health officials in this satire.

Abstract

Satire of the corruption and uselessness of public health officials, by George Cruikshank

Creator

Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878

Publisher

S. Knight

Date Created

1832

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Manfred Kraemer Collection of Medical Prints and Satires. MMC 046 (07:04)

References

Available online through HOLLIS here.

Format

image

Extent

1 engraving

Medium

engraving (printing process) on paper

Language

English

Provenance

From the Manfred Kraemer Collection of Medical Prints and Satires. Gift of the Maine Medical Center to the Harvard Medical School, 1992

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/MMC046.jpg

Citation

Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, “The Central Board of Health: Cholera Consultation,” OnView, accessed April 20, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12998.