A shield containing a group portrait of various doctors and quacks, including Mrs Mapp, Dr. Joshua Ward and John Taylor. Engraving after W. Hogarth, 1736.

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The three named quacks occupy the top of the shield, twelve other 'doctors' are situated in the lower half; most of them have gold canes held up to their noses, one is dipping his finger into a urinal whilst another holds it. Two pairs of crossed human thigh bones are below the shield

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1 print : engraving ; image 18.7 x 15.6 cm

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Et plurima mortis imago.[on a banderole] Consultation of physicians. A facsimile of Hogarth's own engraving.

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  • London (Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square)

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  • Jones & co.

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A shield containing a group portrait of various doctors and quacks, including Mrs Mapp, Dr. Joshua Ward and John Taylor. Engraving after W. Hogarth, 1736.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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