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Picturing Tropical Diseases (Exhibition)

Monday 14 July 2014, 10.00AM

Tropical diseases have burdened populations for millennia, but it is only comparatively recently that these diseases have been scientifically defined, and efforts to control, combat and eradicate them have been developed. This exhibition focuses on the history of their impact and the efforts to control them from the nineteenth century up until the present day, presenting a diverse selection of powerful images from the World Health Organization, Wellcome Images, Public Health Image Library, and University of York.

The first showing of the exhibition will be at the Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT) in Lisbon, Portugal, available to view between 14th July and 30th September. 

CGHH's companion publication Tropical Diseases: Lessons from History features images from the exhibition and more from the archives, alongside introductions to the diseases in question. It is available to download via York's Digital Library.

Location: Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT), Lisbon, Portugal

Wellcome Malaria Poster

Image credit: Wellcome Library, London