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Doctor Rock, an itinerant medicine vendor, selling his wares from a horse-drawn carriage to a crowd. Engraving.

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A pregnant woman is selling "gin" and "... public spirit", a man is carrying a pile of books "Dr. Rocks 52 ways ..." Doctor Rock (Richard Rock 1690-1777) was a medicine vendor who frequented the London areas of St. Pauls and Covent Garden. He offered for sale his "anti-venereal, grand, specifick pill". He was satirised in many caricatures: W. Hogarth represented him in A harlot's progress pl. V; The march to Finchley; and The four times of the day, morning

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1 print : line engraving and etching ; image 16.5 x 30.1 cm

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Doctor Rock, an itinerant medicine vendor, selling his wares from a horse-drawn carriage to a crowd. Engraving. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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