An injured patient, John Hill, in bed surrounded by a group of physicians. Etching by Clyster-Pipe after Bolus M.D., 1752.

  • Bolus, M.D., active 1752.
[29 May 1752]
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There are eight pieces of dialogue and nine further texts within the print


[London] : Publish'd according to the Act by H. Carpenter, [29 May 1752]

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1 print : etching ; platemark 32 x 20.6 cm


Le malade imaginaire, or the consultation. Quanquam nihil testibus istis proficiam, extremà - moriens - tamen - alloquar - horà. ... Bolus M.D. invt. ; Clyster-Pipe sculp. Lettering continues: "Extract from the Covent Garden Journal. Whereas several scandalous paragraphs have been published in a common news paper, intending to vilify & misrepresent the character of Mr. B-; we think it an act of justice to declare, that nothing against the honour of Mr. B- appeared before the justice; & so far was he from running away with an intent to avoid prosecution, that, having gone about 50 miles from London on his private business, he return'd back on receving an express from his friends with an account of what was published against him, in order to surrender himself as aforesaid. We think ourselves farther oblig'd to inform ye public, that Lord B-, Col. C-, Mr. H-, Mr. S-, & many others of fashion who were present at Ranelagh at ye time, appear'd before ye justice in Mr. B- behalf; which ye public will not, I believe, suppose they would have done on ye part of one who was not a gentleman, & who had not behaved as such.

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. III pt. 2, London 1877, no. 3184
George Rousseau, The notorious Sir John Hill, Bethlehem, Pa., 2012, p. 146


Wellcome Collection 11404i



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