My name is Michaela and I am a PhD student at the University of Manchester doing research into the history of medical photography in Cape Town during the first half of the 20th century (1900-1980).

I am struggling to find much literature on the introduction and development of this genre of photography in this city/country especially in relation to the medical school (formerly the South African College, now UCT). The hospitals that were used for teaching would have included the Old and New Somerset Hospital, Groote Schuur Hospital, Peninsula Maternity Hospital, City Fever Hospital, Lady Buxton Home, St Monica's Home, Municipal Venereal Clinic, Public Vaccination Station, Alexandra Institute, Valkenberg Mental Hospital, the Free Dispensary, Princess Alice Home of Recover, Lady Michaelis Orthopaedic Hospital, and Red Cross Children's Hospital (but there seem to be links to others).

I am looking for anyone who may have any knowledge of 20th century medical photography (including camera clubs, studios, journals, photographers, organisations etc.) pertaining South Africa and specifically Cape Town or have any advice on how I may go about tracking this kind of information.

Thank you in advance.

Michaela Clark -

06/30/2020 - 00:00
Fri, 05/15/2020 - 08:58

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