The Fun Archaeology



Madagascar pathologies

A medical photo album characterized by a violet polka dots cover, measuring 25 x 37,5 cm.Inside we can find 28 pages full of black and white pictures from early 50’s (mainly 1953) depicting details of clack people physical pathologies, in particular focusing on skin diseases and feet imprints in Ambika, Madagascar, Africa. Some picture of places are present too, like houses, huts, nurse shed and plantations. Probably the album has been used as a base to categorize and study illness and diseases as the patients were filed by a number, their name and the date on a blackboard.At the beginning of the album there are also some images regarding details of white human pathology and a letter from the county borough of bury, school clinics of The Wylde. Most probably the album owner was an American doctor.