In Boston, John Hull wrote in his diary that “the disease of measles went through the town,” but fortunately there were very few deaths.
Measles Rash in Child
- This illustration from a 19th century French medical text depicts the characteristic measles rash.
This illustration from a 19th century French medical text depicts the characteristic measles rash.
Original image in Rayer, Pierre François Olive, 1793-1867. Traité théorique et pratique des maladies de la peau(Paris : Chez J. B. Bailliere, 1835). ZJa 8a (Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Traité théorique et pratique des maladies de la peau, Pierre-François Olive Rayer's three-volume work on skin diseases, was first published in 1826 and received with acclaim. For the second edition, published in 1835, the work was completely revised and accompanied by an atlas with 26 finely detailed, hand-colored plates engraved by Ambroise Tardieu. Tardieu was a renowned engraver and cartographer of his day.
Source: The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Tardieu, Ambroise, 1788-1841, “Exanthèmes : rougeole, roséole, scarlatine, erysipèle.” ZJa_8a
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