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A doctor informs his patient's mother-in-law that he may need to resort to tapping - she misunderstands him as meaning tapping alcohol. Wood engraving by C. Keene, 1880.

  • Keene, Charles, 1823-1891.
Date
1880
Reference
14277i
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Caption reads: 'Doctor (who has just seen the patient). "He's no worse, but" (gravely) "the question will, no doubt arise as to the advisability of tapping him!" Mother-in-law. "Oh, doctor, don't say that! Nothing was ever tapped in this house that lasted over a week!!"

Publication/Creation

[London], 1880.

Physical description

1 print : wood engraving ; border 14.1 x 10.5 cm

Lettering

Thirsty souls. CK.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 14277i

Languages

  • English


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