A physician being tormented with medical and surgical treatments by grotesque figures representing his former patients. Coloured etching by R. Newton, 1792, after G.M. Woodward.
- Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809.
- Nov.r 11 1792
About this work
He is having blood let from his right arm: the operator has opened an artery by mistake. Left foreground, a tormentor points to a basket of surgical instruments (saw, knives, tourniquets). Left background, one tormentor with a medicine bottle, the other pouring medicine into a bowl. Left of the doctor, one man points to his missing nose, another complains about his damaged stomach. Right background, the doctor is offered a pill which he looks at with misgivings