Art and Medicine Tours London

Japanese Art British Museum 

  • V0011069 Edward Jenner vaccinating patients against smallpox
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
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Caricature of Edward Jenner inoculating patients in the Smallpox and Inoculation Hospital at St. Pancras. The patients are shown growing cow heads from parts of their anatomy following the vaccination. There is a print of the golden calf on the wall behind them.
Patients are spoon-fed "opening mixture" as they come through the door. A boy standing next to Jenner is holding his pot labelled "vaccine pock hot from ye cow", on his jacket is a badge saying "Pancras" and in his pocket a paper entitled "Benefits of the vaccine process".

Lettering: The cow-pock - or - the wonderful effects of the new inoculation! - Vide, the publications of ye anti-vaccine society. Js. Gillray
Coloured etching
1802 By: James GillrayPublished: 12 June 1802.

Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
  • V0011069 Edward Jenner vaccinating patients against smallpox
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
images@wellcome.ac.uk
http://wellcomeimages.org
Caricature of Edward Jenner inoculating patients in the Smallpox and Inoculation Hospital at St. Pancras. The patients are shown growing cow heads from parts of their anatomy following the vaccination. There is a print of the golden calf on the wall behind them.
Patients are spoon-fed "opening mixture" as they come through the door. A boy standing next to Jenner is holding his pot labelled "vaccine pock hot from ye cow", on his jacket is a badge saying "Pancras" and in his pocket a paper entitled "Benefits of the vaccine process".

Lettering: The cow-pock - or - the wonderful effects of the new inoculation! - Vide, the publications of ye anti-vaccine society. Js. Gillray
Coloured etching
1802 By: James GillrayPublished: 12 June 1802.

Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Land of the Rising Sun. Behold the early Dogu ceramics (that influenced a famous David Bowie costume, let alone Manga comic stories). And those cruel yet elegant Samurai swords and unique armour (looking at them is to have Shogun rear up in front of you, the real thing, stern and glowering, not just a lapdog of a name in a history book). And then, point counterpoint, those cruel swords melt into geishas in woodblock prints from the ‘Floating world’ pleasure quarters of Edo (Tokyo). And just over here, the most refined laquerware (a tale of gold dust blown onto the wet lacquer through a straw). And round this corner, Zen Buddhism. Short of flying half way round the world it’s as close as you can get to that world view, that mindset, that outlook, that way of making sense of this existence. The recreated tea house with its extraordinary rituals – it’s not just an exhibit, it’s a Zen Buddhism experience.

There is no need to book for this guided tour. This walk is offered as part of London Walks. You can check their website for times and dates by clicking here. Or email Barry and he will reply with the information.

Testimonials

  • Pew Foundation of America – Finding a qualified guide from across the pond for a full day’s tour of the River Thames and Greenwich was a daunting task, but we knew had found the perfect guide when Dr. Barry Walsh was recommended to us. After a conversation about our visit, Barry went above and beyond, researching our destinations and tailoring his background in medicine and his immense knowledge of the history of London to suit our group’s interests and ultimately offered us an exceptional, catered experience.  All guests were impressed with not only his breadth of knowledge but his conversational style that welcomed questions. Even crew members of our boat who had heard a hundred guided tours down the Thames before were impressed with his interesting and unique anecdotes, bringing both the history and architecture of London to life. In Greenwich, Barry could speak about every building, boat and piece of artwork to cross our paths, never missing an opportunity to enrich our visit. Overall, we could not recommend a better guide for your visit to London!

    Katy Saris
  • Barry is our “Renaissance Man”. He’s a Consultant Public Health Physician, an Art Historian and professionally qualified Blue Badge Guide.

    London Tour review David Tucker at London Walks
  • Thank you so much for the wonderful day. We were just sitting here talking about how much we learned. WOW!! Brian and I could have stayed all day. What an amazing place.  I will definitely pass your name along to my friends.
    Molly Haas