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Asibi

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ArtistRobert Commey (2019)

On 30th , June, 1927, a young labourer was seen at Kpeve, a then small town in the Gold Coast. He had presented severe headache, lower back pain and appeared very ill.
These symptoms suggested yellow fever. He recovered a few days later but his sample,
later to be called the ‘Asibi strain’, has saved a million other lives. When you travel, you might be asked to take the vaccine. Based on an actual photo, this portrait ‘unveils’ Asibi.
Dimension 76 x 84 cm
MediumAcrylic on canvas

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