Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.
Search for free, downloadable images taken from our library and museum collections, including paintings, illustrations, photos and more.
A medical officer examining a ship's crew for bubonic plague on arrival in the Thames. Watercolour drawing by F. de Haenen, 1905, after C.E. Eldred.
- Eldred, C. E.
Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
You can use this work for any purpose, including commercial uses, without restriction under copyright law. You should also provide attribution to the original work, source and licence.
Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) terms and conditions https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
Selected images from this work
About this work
1 drawing : watercolour, with gouache en grisaille ; image 34.2 x 26 cm
F. de Haenen
Wellcome Library no. 10111i
Lettering, typed on a separate mount label, reads: "The examination of a ship's crew by the Port Sanitary Authorities on arrival in the Thames. F. De Harnen from a sketch made by C.E. Eldred, R.N. The medical officer on duty examines the crew for bubonic plague by looking at their tongues and feeling under their armpits for bubonic swellings. All cases of infectious diseases discovered or reported were transferred to the Port Sanitary Authorities' hospital on the riverside at Denton, near Gravesend. The ship was quarantined and disinfected."