Hygiene in China: the ten parasites. Colour lithographs, 1952.
About this work
A set of ten posters from the early 1950s aimed at informing an educated audience about the life-cycles of some of China's most prevalent parasites. There is sufficient text and detail on the posters (including drawings of the parasites magnified) to infer that these posters were directed at a medically-trained audience. Each poster bears multiple drawn colour illustrations (information from John Constable, 2007)
Renti qishengchong shenghuo lishi
Shanghai : [publisher not identified], 1952.
10 prints : lithographs, printed in colours ; sheets approximately 77 x 52.3 cm
Wellcome Library no. 660470i
1. Fasciolopsis - largest intestinal fluke in humans. 2. (Translation uncertain) - A type of liver fluke ingested through eating undercooked or raw fish. 3. Lung fluke. 4. Japanese Blood fluke. 5. Roundworm. 6. Hookworm. 7. Pig tapeworm. 8. Plasmodium, the malarial protozoon. 9. Kala-azar (visceral leishmaniasis). 10. The filaria worm, relapsing fever protozoon, amoebic dysentery protozoon