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A woman representing syphilis; advertising Dr Abreu's sanatorium for syphilitics in Barcelona. Colour lithograph by R. Casas, ca. 1900.

  • Casas, Ramón, 1866-1932.
Date
[1900?]
Reference
752721i
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Description

She holds a lily in front of her, presumably to give the appearance of innocence. On her back however, knotted into her shawl, is a snake. In the lettering, the s's of the word Sífilis are also in the form of a snake

Publication/Creation

[Barcelona] : [Sanatorio para sifilíticos], [1900?] (Barcelona : J. Thomas)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; image and lettering 66.3 x 28.2 cm

Lettering

Sífilis. Curación absoluta y radical en el Sanatorio para sifilíticos Calle mayor de la Bonanova 74. Para mas informes al Dr Abreu, calle Vergara 10, Barcelona, ó en el mismo establecimiento al administrador Sr. Rumiá. R. Casas

References note

R. Castejón, E. Perdiguero, and R. Ballester, 'The mass media at the service of the fight against venereal diseases and the protection of maternal-infant health (1900-50)', História, ciências, saúde Manguinhos, Apr.-June 2006, 13: pp. 113-138 (p. 117)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 752721i

Languages

  • Spanish


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