VIPEHOLM REVISITED

VIPEHOLM REVISITED

Photomontage, inkjet prints on satin blueback paper, 85 x 127.5cm each

Installation images from Galleri Format, Malmö, 2019.

The Vipeholm studies were conducted between 1945-1954. Six-hundred and sixty patients from Vipeholm Hospital (just outside of Lund, Sweden) participated in the experiment, which recorded the effect of sugar on teeth. Due to the mental illnesses suffered by the patients, they were unable to give their consent to the treatment they received as part of this experiment. 


Archival images have been sourced from Universitetsbiblioteket, Lunds universitet and Sydsvenska Medicinhistoriska Sällskapet.

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