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A nurse and a smallpox patient in an isolation hospital, possibly at Ilford, Essex. Three photographs.

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3 photographs : photoprints ; sheet 11.1 x 15.3 cm (No. 1) ; sheet 7.5 x 9.8 cm (No. 2) ; sheet 9.9 x 9.3 cm (No. 3)


1. Interior of an isolation hospital with wooden walls. Five beds are shown, but only one is occupied, by a patient suffering from smallpox. A nurse pours a drink into his mouth from a teapot. There are gas lights and a coal-fired stove. On a table in the centre, a siphon of soda water
2. A smallpox patient in bed.
3. The nurse standing outside the hospital.

Lettering note

Inscription "Ilford" in pencil on verso of no. 1: possibly the name of the place shown in the photograph (Ilford in Essex, England), if not a reference to Ilford photographic materials


Wellcome Library no. 527792i


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