Doctor Bossy, an itinerant medicine vendor, selling his wares on stage with the aid of assistants. Coloured etching by W. Birch, 1792, after A. van Assen.

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"Bossey or Bossey was, according to [Henry] Angelo, who calls him a German, the last of the itinerant quack-doctors who practised and dispensed medicines on a stage. His real name is said to have been Garcia. Reminiscences, i. 102, 414 ; J.T. Smith, Nollekens and his times, 1920, p. 255"-- British Museum, Catalogue, loc. cit.

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1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 14.8 x 17.5 cm

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Dr. Bossy and the people taken from life. Drawn by A. Van Assen. Engraved by W. Birch.

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  • [London] (2 Macclesfield Street, Soho)

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  • Wm Birch

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  • 1 April 1792

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Doctor Bossy, an itinerant medicine vendor, selling his wares on stage with the aid of assistants. Coloured etching by W. Birch, 1792, after A. van Assen.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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