Collection VC019 - Petrolager Laboratories Caricatures

Sir William Crookes. Pierre Curie and Marie Sklodowska Curie. Charles (Robert) Darwin. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Thomas Henry Huxley. Sir Richard Owen. Sir James Paget, Bart. Louis Pasteur. Rudolph (Ludwig Karl) Virchow.


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Petrolager Laboratories Caricatures


  • ca. 1930 (Creation)


0.50 Linear Feet

Scope and content

This collection consists of 9 caricatures reproduced by Petrolager Laboratories, Inc. from originals published in the 19th century. The caricatures each feature famous scientific figures from the world of medicine.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."

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