A rustic blacksmith turned tooth-drawer extracting a tooth from an anxious woman patient, her husband observes the situation. Mezzotint by J. Wilson after J. Harris the elder.
- Harris, John, the elder, -1834.
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The ludicrous operator, or blacksmith turn'd tooth drawer. Why squeeze your hat, and seize my cap as if you dreaded some mishap? Keep not your spirits on the rack, I'm a licentiate not a quack. Designed by J. Harris & improv'd by drawings after the life by J. Wilson. J. Wilson fecit.
London (53 Fleet Street) : Robt. Sayer.
1 print : mezzotint ; platemark 35.3 x 25.1 cm
Exhibited in "Teeth" at Wellcome Collection, 17 May - 16 September 2018 UkLW
Wellcome Library no. 16507i