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A lake setting in which a man lies back in a boat wearing only boxer shorts; he holds up some underwear which he offers to his female companion with a smile; a pink condom lies on a white garment beside the man while two ducks swim beside the boat; German version of a series of safe sex 'Stop AIDS' campaign posters by the Federal Office of Public Health in collaboration with the AIDS-Hilfe Schweiz. Colour lithograph.
- [between 1990 and 1999]
Pulsatilla vulgaris Mill. Ranunculaceae. Pasque flower. Distribution: Europe. Lindley (1838) and Woodville (1790) knew this as Anemone pulsatilla, the common name being Pasque (Easter) Flower. At the end of the 18th century it was recommended for blindness, cataracts, syphilis, strokes and much more, treatments which, as was clear to physicians at the time, were valueless. Gerard (1633) writes: ‘They serve only for the adorning of gardens and garlands, being floures of great beauty’. It is in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae, all members of which are poisonous. It was recommended, by mouth, for ‘obstinate case of taenia’ (tapeworms). One hopes it was more toxic to the worm than the patient. Flowers with a central disc and radiating florets were regarded as being good for eye complaints under the Doctrine of Signatures. Porta (1588) writes (translated): ‘Argemone [Papaver argemone], and anemone, have flowers of this shape, from this they cure ulcers and cloudiness of the cornea’. There were occupational diseases even before there were words like pneumoconiosis, and Lindley writes that ‘the powder of the root causes itching of the eyes, colic and vomiting, if in pulverising it the operator do not avoid the fine dust which is driven up.’ Photographed in the Medicinal Garden of the Royal College of Physicians, London.
- Dr Henry Oakeley
Adenochoiradelogia, or, An anatomick-chirurgical treatise of glandules & strumaes, or Kings-Evil-swellings : Together with the royal gift of healing, or cure thereof by contact or imposition of hands, performed for above 640 years by our Kings of England, continued with their admirable effects, and miraculous events; and concluded with many wonderful examples of cures by their sacred touch
- Browne, John, 1642-approximately 1700.
The blue and white silhouette of a woman between two men representing a safe sex and AIDS prevention advertisement for those with multiple partners; by the NGO AIDS Cell Centre for Community Medicine in New Delhi (blue version). Colour lithograph by Prabin, ca. January 1993.
- All-India Institute of Medical Sciences.
- [January 1993]