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O.G. Mason 
Syphiloderma Papulosum et Pustulosum 
1880-1885 (ca) 
  
Collotype, hand-coloured 
Private collection of John Wood 
 
LL/37733 
  
[FOX'S MINUSCULE comment reads:]
A newsboy with a severe type of the disease.
 
[George Henry Fox (1846-1937), American pioneer in dermatology]
 
Poem
 
The headlines are filled with bad news:
Love again has done its mess.
But who couldn't read a face
for free with so much yet to lose.
 
John Wood
 
Source
 
John Wood Endurance and Suffering: Narratives of Disease in the 19th Century (Edition Galerie Vevais, 2009) [Note: First edition is dated March 2007 but was published in October 2008.] 
 

 
  
 
  
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