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Favus patient being x-rayed in a Joint-sponsored hospital

Photographer unknown1921/1923

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives
New York, New York, United States

In post-World War I Europe, poverty caused by wartime destruction and dislocation bred disease. These children have their heads wrapped; they are being treated for favus, a fungal skin disease that usually affects the scalp. In the 1920s, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (“the Joint”), which had formed in 1914 to provide wartime relief to Jewish communities, continued its work, including support for the establishment of Jewish hospitals, child care institutions, and food distribution stations throughout Poland.

Details

  • Title: Favus patient being x-rayed in a Joint-sponsored hospital
  • Creator: Photographer unknown
  • Date Created: 1921/1923
  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Physical Dimensions: 6 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Rights: The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives
  • External Link: Link to JDC Archives Website
  • Medium: photograph

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