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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
A letter from a physician in London to his friend in the country; giving an account of the Montpellier practice in curing the venereal disease. Wherein the certainty, ease, and safety of that method above any other yet discover'd; and the inefficacy, danger, and ill consequences of the common way by salivation, are fully demonstrated
- Brown, Richard (Physician)
The word 'AIDS' in Hindi with 4 images showing the multiple silhouettes of a man and woman against a pink background representing the dangers of having multiple partners and contracting AIDS; includes a condom being removed from its packet and the feet of a man and woman below; a safe sex and AIDS prevention advertisement in Hindi. Colour lithograph, ca. 1995.