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Infection Collection

"Infection: A Historical Journey into the Battle against Disease" In the realm of medicine, it has long been a formidable adversary

Background imageInfection Collection: The Cow-Pock. Satirical etching, 1802, by James Gillray on Edward Jenner and vaccination

The Cow-Pock. Satirical etching, 1802, by James Gillray on Edward Jenner and vaccination
CARTOON: VACCINATION, 1802. The Cow-Pock. Satirical etching, 1802, by James Gillray on Edward Jenner and vaccination

Background imageInfection Collection: Plague doctor, 17th century artwork

Plague doctor, 17th century artwork
Plague doctor. 17th century artwork titled Doktor Schnabel von Rom (Beak Doctor from Rome). The text is in Latin. The costumes bronze mask contained aromatic herbs and reduced exposure to bad air

Background imageInfection Collection: Deaths Dispensary. An 1866 cartoon indicating water pollution as a source of disease

Deaths Dispensary. An 1866 cartoon indicating water pollution as a source of disease
POLLUTION CARTOON, 1866. Deaths Dispensary. An 1866 cartoon indicating water pollution as a source of disease

Background imageInfection Collection: A map from On the Mode of Communication of Cholera, 1855 (litho)

A map from On the Mode of Communication of Cholera, 1855 (litho)
1195411 A map from On the Mode of Communication of Cholera, 1855 (litho) by Snow, John (1813-58) (after); 22, 5x14, 2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Snow)

Background imageInfection Collection: Lord, have mercy on London. Contemporary English woodcut on the Great Plague of 1665

Lord, have mercy on London. Contemporary English woodcut on the Great Plague of 1665
PLAGUE OF LONDON, 1665. Lord, have mercy on London. Contemporary English woodcut on the Great Plague of 1665

Background imageInfection Collection: POLLUTION CARTOON, 1866. Deaths Dispensary

POLLUTION CARTOON, 1866. Deaths Dispensary. An 1866 cartoon indicating water pollution as a source of disease

Background imageInfection Collection: YELLOW FEVER, CUBA, c1900. Conquerors of Yellow Fever. Cuban physician Dr

YELLOW FEVER, CUBA, c1900. Conquerors of Yellow Fever. Cuban physician Dr. Carlos Finlay (left, in civilian clothes), U.S. Army surgeon Dr. Walter Reed (center), and others observe as Dr

Background imageInfection Collection: BRUEGEL: TRIUMPH OF DEATH. Triumph of Death; tempera on panel, c1562, by Peter Bruegel the Elder

BRUEGEL: TRIUMPH OF DEATH. Triumph of Death; tempera on panel, c1562, by Peter Bruegel the Elder

Background imageInfection Collection: Head louse, SEM

Head louse, SEM
Head louse. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) clinging to a human hair. Head lice measure 2-3 millimetres in length

Background imageInfection Collection: Calots spinal surgery, 19th century

Calots spinal surgery, 19th century
Calots spinal surgery, 19th-century artwork. This operation is being carried out by the French surgeon Jean-Francois Calot (1861-1944) on a condition known as Potts disease

Background imageInfection Collection: Tuberculosis, X-ray

Tuberculosis, X-ray
Tuberculosis. X-ray of the chest of a 25 year old male patient with pulmonary tuberculosis. Affected areas of the lungs (dark areas) are shown by grainy white patches

Background imageInfection Collection: Skin disorders, artwork

Skin disorders, artwork
Skin disorders. Computer artwork showing the structure of the skin, and the layers affected by various skin disorders. Folliculitis is the inflammation of hair follicles; Bullae are blisters;

Background imageInfection Collection: Soviet cholera vaccination poster, 1967

Soviet cholera vaccination poster, 1967
Soviet cholera vaccination poster. Poster which appeared in the USSR in 1967, urging citizens to get themselves vaccinated against cholera

Background imageInfection Collection: Salmonella bacteria, SEM

Salmonella bacteria, SEM
Salmonella bacteria, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). These Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria can cause food poisoning when eaten in contaminated food

Background imageInfection Collection: Tuberculosis Don t kiss me! : Your kiss of affection - the g

Tuberculosis Don t kiss me! : Your kiss of affection - the germ of infection. Poster about tuberculosis in children and methods of transmission, showing a child wearing a bib

Background imageInfection Collection: E. coli bacteria, SEM

E. coli bacteria, SEM
E. coli bacteria. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Escherichia coli bacteria (purple) taken from the small intestine of a child. E

Background imageInfection Collection: Hepatitis B viruses

Hepatitis B viruses
Hepatitis B virus. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of hepatitis B viruses (circles), a cause of liver inflammation

Background imageInfection Collection: Stele of Roma the doorkeeper dedicated to Goddess Astarte. E

Stele of Roma the doorkeeper dedicated to Goddess Astarte. E
Stele of Roma the doorkeeper dedicated to Goddess Astarte. Limestone. 18th Dynasty. New Kingdom. C. 1400-1365 BC. Origin unknown. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageInfection Collection: Bacteria found on mobile phone, SEM

Bacteria found on mobile phone, SEM
Bacteria found on mobile phone. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of bacteria cultured from a mobile phone. Tests have revealed the average handset carries 18 times more potentially harmful

Background imageInfection Collection: Gaby Deslys dancer, singer and actress 1881-1920

Gaby Deslys dancer, singer and actress 1881-1920
Gaby Deslys (Marie-Elise Gabrielle Claire) French dancer, singer and actress. Died young of a throat infection caused by Spanish influenza

Background imageInfection Collection: Coronavirus, artwork

Coronavirus, artwork
Human coronavirus. Computer artwork of a Human coronavirus particle. Coronaviruses primarily infect the upper respiratory and gastrointestinal tract and can cause the common cold

Background imageInfection Collection: Picture No. 11675613

Picture No. 11675613
Dark Field Light Micrograph: Scabies Mite. Date:

Background imageInfection Collection: Bacterial meningitis, MRI scan

Bacterial meningitis, MRI scan
Bacterial meningitis. Coloured magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of an axial section through the brain of a 16-year-old patient

Background imageInfection Collection: Plague doctor, France, 18th century

Plague doctor, France, 18th century
Plague doctor. Artwork of the clothing used by doctors during plague outbreaks. This design, though in use much earlier, is from The Great Plague of Marseilles, France, in 1720

Background imageInfection Collection: Macrophage engulfing TB bacteria, SEM

Macrophage engulfing TB bacteria, SEM
Macrophage engulfing TB bacteria. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a macrophage white blood cell (purple) engulfing a tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) bacterium (pink)

Background imageInfection Collection: Typhoid Mary

Typhoid Mary
MARY MALLON, (1869-1938) known as Typhoid Mary; though herself healthy, she is a carrier of typhoid and, employed as a cook, infects 22, one of whom dies

Background imageInfection Collection: Microscopic view of human respiratory syncytial virus

Microscopic view of human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV causes respiratory tract infection of the lungs and breathing passages

Background imageInfection Collection: Infections spread by sneezing, artwork C013 / 5949

Infections spread by sneezing, artwork C013 / 5949
Infections spread by sneezing. Computer artwork showing virus particles (virions, blue) and bacteria (rod-shaped) in the spray produced by someone when they sneeze

Background imageInfection Collection: Lord, have mercy on London. Contemporary English woodcut on the Great Plague of 1665

Lord, have mercy on London. Contemporary English woodcut on the Great Plague of 1665
PLAGUE OF LONDON, 1665. Lord, have mercy on London. Contemporary English woodcut on the Great Plague of 1665

Background imageInfection Collection: ANTI-VACCINATION RIOT, 1885. After a devastating smallpox epidemic

ANTI-VACCINATION RIOT, 1885. After a devastating smallpox epidemic, French-Canadian adversaries of vaccination attack City Hall in Montreal, Canada, 1885

Background imageInfection Collection: Microscopic view of chlamydia

Microscopic view of chlamydia. Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a bacterium

Background imageInfection Collection: Dr. Edward Jenner collecting cowpox vesicles from the hand of a dairymaid

Dr. Edward Jenner collecting cowpox vesicles from the hand of a dairymaid
JENNER: VACCINATION, 1796. Dr. Edward Jenner collecting cowpox vesicles from the hand of a dairymaid, to use for his first vaccination (of young boy at right, background) on 14 May 1796

Background imageInfection Collection: Costume worn by members of the Brotherhood of Mercy when dealing with victims of the plague

Costume worn by members of the Brotherhood of Mercy when dealing with victims of the plague
BROTHERHOOD OF MERCY. Costume worn by members of the Brotherhood of Mercy when dealing with victims of the plague. Studio photograph, Florence, Italy, c1900

Background imageInfection Collection: YELLOW FEVER MOSQUITO (Aedes aegypti)

YELLOW FEVER MOSQUITO (Aedes aegypti)

Background imageInfection Collection: Phagocytosis of fungal spores, SEM

Phagocytosis of fungal spores, SEM
Phagocytosis of a fungus spore. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a neutrophil (blue) phagocytosing (engulfing and destroying) spores from the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus (red)

Background imageInfection Collection: Hepatitis C viruses, TEM

Hepatitis C viruses, TEM
Hepatitis C viruses. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of hepatitis C virus particles (green) infecting cultured liver cells (purple)

Background imageInfection Collection: Grove Hospital, Tooting Grove, south west London

Grove Hospital, Tooting Grove, south west London
Administration block of the Grove Hospital, Tooting Grove, south west London (originally in Surrey), one of five new hospitals opened by the Metropolitan Asylums Board in the 1890s for the treatment

Background imageInfection Collection: Grove Military Hospital, Tooting Grove, Surrey

Grove Military Hospital, Tooting Grove, Surrey
Children stand at the gates of the Grove Hospital at Tooting Grove, Surrey (now South London) during its First World War service as a military hospital

Background imageInfection Collection: Grove Fever Hospital, Tooting Grove, Surrey

Grove Fever Hospital, Tooting Grove, Surrey
Birds eye view of the Grove Hospital, Tooting Grove, Surrey (now South London), one of five new hospitals opened by the Metropolitan Asylums Board in the 1890s for the treatment of infectious

Background imageInfection Collection: MRSA bacteria, artwork F006 / 3102

MRSA bacteria, artwork F006 / 3102
MRSA bacteria. Computer artwork of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria

Background imageInfection Collection: The First Vaccination by Edward Jenner, 14 May 1796. Photogravure, late 19th century

The First Vaccination by Edward Jenner, 14 May 1796. Photogravure, late 19th century
FIRST VACCINATION, 1796. The First Vaccination by Edward Jenner, 14 May 1796. Photogravure, late 19th century, after a painting by Georges Gaston Melingue (1840-1914)

Background imageInfection Collection: Rift Valley fever virus, TEM

Rift Valley fever virus, TEM

Background imageInfection Collection: Bladder infection

Bladder infection
Bacterial infection of bladder (cystitis). Colour Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of the human bladder showing bacterial infection

Background imageInfection Collection: Vesicular stomatitis virus, TEM

Vesicular stomatitis virus, TEM
Vesicular stomatitis virus. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) particles (blue) budding from a host cell (red)

Background imageInfection Collection: Lymphocyte white blood cells, artwork

Lymphocyte white blood cells, artwork
Lymphocyte white blood cells. Computer artwork of lymphocyte white blood cells, showing their nuclei (red, centre). Lymphocytes, like all white blood cells, are part of the immune system

Background imageInfection Collection: Cholera bacteria, artwork

Cholera bacteria, artwork
Cholera bacteria. Artwork of Vibrio cholerae bacteria in the small intestine. These Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria have a single polar flagellum (tail-like structure)

Background imageInfection Collection: Grove Hospital, Tooting Grove, Surrey

Grove Hospital, Tooting Grove, Surrey
The Grove Hospital, at Tooting Grove, Surrey (now South London) was one of five new hospitals opened by the Metropolitan Asylums Board in the 1890s for the treatment of infectious diseases such as

Background imageInfection Collection: Inflamed spinal discs, MRI scan

Inflamed spinal discs, MRI scan
Inflamed spinal discs. Coloured magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of a side view of the spine of a patient with discitis. The front of the body is at left, the skull is at top



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"Infection: A Historical Journey into the Battle against Disease" In the realm of medicine, it has long been a formidable adversary. From ancient plagues to modern epidemics, humanity has faced countless battles against unseen foes that threaten our very existence. This caption takes us on a captivating journey through history, exploring various artworks and moments that shed light on the fight against infectious diseases. The Cow-Pock satirical etching by James Gillray in 1802 introduces us to Edward Jenner and his groundbreaking work on vaccination. This pivotal moment marked a turning point in medical history, as Jenner's discovery paved the way for immunization practices that would save countless lives. Moving further back in time, we encounter an eerie 17th-century artwork depicting a plague doctor. These haunting figures were tasked with treating victims during one of history's most devastating pandemics - the Black Death. Their iconic beaked masks and dark robes serve as chilling reminders of the horrors unleashed by infectious diseases. Fast forward to 1866, where Deaths Dispensary cartoon highlights water pollution as a source of disease. This powerful image serves as a stark reminder of how environmental factors can contribute to widespread infections and emphasizes the importance of clean water for public health. Another striking woodcut from London during the Great Plague of 1665 begs for divine intervention: "Lord, have mercy on London. " The desperation felt during this catastrophic event is palpable even centuries later, reminding us of our vulnerability when faced with rampant infections. Shifting gears to Cuba in c1900, we witness Dr. Carlos Finlay and Dr. Walter Reed leading efforts against yellow fever after the Spanish-American War. The oil painting captures their determination alongside other physicians observing inoculation procedures – showcasing bravery amidst uncertainty while combating deadly outbreaks. Calots spinal surgery illustration from the 19th century showcases medical advancements aimed at tackling specific infections affecting vital organs like tuberculosis or addressing conditions requiring surgical intervention such as spinal disorders.