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Causes of Disease

This print shows a truck with post-like things sticking out of the hood and a post attached to the roof. The color is off register. 
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
The accident syndrome, the Genesis of injury
screenprint on paper
14 15/16 in x 10 in (37.94 cm x 25.4 cm)
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
Two women and a man stand over a pile of dead bodies; one woman is visibly in a state of distress. 
Dmitri Baltermants
A Woman Finds Her Husband, Kerch, Crimea
gelatin silver print on paper
16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
This print has a series of thick black lines arranged vertically in regular intervals, that are stoped at the top by a doubled diagonal line.  At the top center, there is a heart shape, outlined in black and colored in with a bright blue. The whole print, save the blue heart, is a dark hunter green.
Patrick Caulfield
You'll be sick if you spend all your time indoors
screenprint on paper
16 1/8 in x 14 3/16 in (40.96 cm x 36.04 cm);24 in x 22 1/16 in (60.96 cm x 56.04 cm)
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick
This photograph shows a young boy in overalls and standing before a wooden house missing his right arm.
Lewis W. Hine
Luther - 16 yrs. old. Right arm was cut off by a running saw in a box factory. Now attending school.
gelatin silver print on paper
6 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in (17.1 cm x 12.1 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);6 15/16 in x 4 15/16 in (17.6 cm x 12.5 cm)
Museum Purchase
Black glass snuff bottle with yin-yang
2 11/16 in. x 1 7/8 in. x 1 in. ( 6.8 cm x 4.7 cm x 2.5 cm )
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan
Abstract sculpture in white with red on three ends, with a pattern of small raised bumps covering the entirity of the piece and creating a rough texture. The sculpture is formed with two ball shaped figures on top and two long curves on bottom.
Susan Crowell
Nociceptor-Heart Sutra
white stoneware, industrial ceramic pigment
9 in. x 18 in. x 9 in. ( 22.86 cm x 45.72 cm x 22.86 cm )
Gift of Ellen Wilt
Proof that microbes are reproduced from parent organisms, and do not result from spontaneous generation, came from careful experiments in makeshift laboratories of France's famed chemist and biologist, Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), at the Ecole Normale, Paris. Behind him are portraits of his father and mother, which he painted during his youth. Mme. Pasteur waits patiently for him to complete an observation. From basic work in these laboratories came proof of the germ theory of disease, which transformed medical practice; vaccines for virulent diseases, including anthrax and rabies; solution of many industrial biochemical problems; and founding of the Pasteur Insitute.
Robert Thom
Pasteur: The Chemist Who Transformed Medicine, from "The History of Medicine"
oil on canvas
47 1/4 in. x 38 5/8 in. ( 120.02 cm x 98.11 cm )
From the collection of Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, Gift of Pfizer, Inc.
This elongated vase has a small, round base and an undulating, swan-like attenuated neck that ends in a flaring mouth. The length of the neck of the vessel has ridges and the surface has a dark iridescent quality of green and blue
Louis Comfort Tiffany
Persian Rosewater Sprinkler
iridescent glass
17 9/16 x 5 9/16 x 5 3/8 in. (44.5 x 14 x 13.5 cm);17 9/16 x 5 9/16 x 5 3/8 in. (44.5 x 14 x 13.5 cm)
University purchase 1930, transferred to the Museum of Art, 1972/2.223
Antony van Leewenhoek, draper of seventeenth-century Delft, Holland, in his spare time retired to his "closet" to observe the wonders of the microscopic world through tiny lenses he laboriously ground and mounted. He was the first to report having seen "animalcules" - protozoa and bacteria - and to confirm by direct observation circulation of the blood. Though 200 years elapsed before practical application of his discoveries contributed to medicine, his work laid foundations for modern medicine's tremendous century-long onslaught against diseases caused by bacteria and other microbiologic entities - a world-wide campaign which has resulted in saving of millions of lives.
Robert Thom
Leeuwenhoek and the "Little Animals", from "The History of Medicine"
oil on canvas
40 in. x 32 3/4 in. ( 101.6 cm x 83.2 cm )
From the collection of Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, Gift of Pfizer, Inc.
From a rocky promontory which juts out from the left edge of the frame, a blasted hardwood tree reaches to the horizon, surrounded by an ocean, seen on the right and in the background. A few birds are visible in the air. 
Warren Lombard
The Old Witch
drypoint on paper
6 in x 8 in (15.2 cm x 20.32 cm)
Gift of Prof. and Mrs. Alfred H. White
Back view of two soldiers on a dirt mound—one standing with arm outstretched, the other crouching down—with an explosion in the distance. 
Dmitri Baltermants
Grenade Attack
gelatin silver print on paper
16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
This watercolor, chalk and pastel on brown paper depicts a loosely sketched landscape with a dramatic grey-blue cloud taking up most of the composition. A triangular sliver of green and white water interrupts the land and sky from the left below the horizon line. The foreground is rendered in a broad wash of brown watercolor.
John Linnell
Landscape with Stormy Sky
black chalk, white and green pastel and watercolor on brown wove paper
5 7/8 in x 9 5/16 in (14.92 cm x 23.65 cm)
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink


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38 Collection Object Sources

Grenade Attack (2013/2.321)
A Lie (1985/2.18)
Untitled (1969/1.109)
The Plague (1960/2.131)
Ebola and Christ (2016/2.163)
Nez Percé Babe (1997/1.160)
Family (1949/2.58)
Noon (1943.148)
Mother and Baby (2008/2.448)
Anthony (2012/2.19)
Infant Nude (2007/2.95)

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