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Five medical satires: A 'congress of patients'; a woman tells her blue-eyed lover that the man of her dreams has black eyes - could he obtain artificial eyes to remedy this discrepancy?; diseased patients displayed at a Great Exhibition; a doctor restraining a cow for vaccination; a maid complains that she has to get vaccinated each time she wants a pint of milk. Wood engravings, c. 1868.

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1868. -Les malades se réunissent en congrès afin de resister au congrès des médecins projeté pour 1867 ... Lettering continues: [Second print:] Yeux artificiels. -J'avais rêvé un mari aux yeux noirs, et les tiens sont bleus! Voyons si tu chercheras à m'être agréable. [On window:] Oculiste. Yeux artificiels. [Third print:] Le congrès des médecins réclamant une vitrine à l'exposition de 1867 afin que les plus beaux cas de maladies du globe y soient dignemnent représentés. [Clockwise from top-left on glass cases:] Peste. Fièvre jaune. Elephantiasis. Typhus. [Fourth print:] La vaccinateur à la vache engageant les personnes craintives à le faire venir chez elles comme un sûr moyen d'être tranquilles. [Fifth print:] -Monsieur, les médecins ont accaparé toutes les vaches pour le vaccin; chaque fois que monsieur voudra du lait, faudra que je me fasse vacciner. Ca ne coûte que vingt francs!

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Five medical satires: A 'congress of patients'; a woman tells her blue-eyed lover that the man of her dreams has black eyes - could he obtain artificial eyes to remedy this discrepancy?; diseased patients displayed at a Great Exhibition; a doctor restraining a cow for vaccination; a maid complains that she has to get vaccinated each time she wants a pint of milk. Wood engravings, c. 1868. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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