Friday, June 26, 2009

I hate flies

Liz was in the archives today, looking at some of our original medical illustrations in preparation for her class on doing, um, medical illustrations. You might think we know every scrap of paper we have in the archives but that's just not the case. I know for a fact that even Mike doesn't know everything. That's just so refreshing to say.

Anyway, she found two pen-and-ink drawings made by the Medical Illustration Service for disease prevention that I'd never seen before. The originals are much better than what's reproduced here, but they're a great example of one kind of work the Medical Museum illustrators did.

Reeve 40328Typhoid Mary prepares food

Reeve 40401From the barnyard to your plate

1 comment:

Mike Rhode said...

Oooooh, nice. No, I certainly do not know everything in the place!