Item 2017.010.06.051 - Medical magic lantern slides depicting skin conditions

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Medical magic lantern slides depicting skin conditions

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  • [ca. 1920-1950] (Publication)
    Ryerson Film Service

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14 photographs : lantern slides ; 8.5 x 8.5 cm (3 5/16" x 3 5/16")

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Item consists of 14 glass magic lantern slides depicting various skin conditions, along with 2 slides of poison ivy plants. Conditions pictured include chicken pox, hives, athlete's foot, acne of the face, impetigo, poison ivy, ringworm, boils, pediculosis, scabies, measles, and animal ringworm. The slides are accompanied by a short, typewritten sheet with a script entitled "Description of Slides" and dated July 15th, 1944, which describes poison ivy and athlete's foot. The slides appear to be written for prospective campers, and intended to be presented by a Miss Hankinson and Mrs Benham. the series was published by the Ryerson Film Service department of Ryerson Press.

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Fair condition, many are cracked

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