A physician telling a nurse that a patient must be delirious because he wants to return to his wife. Pen and ink drawing by Michaelson, 1936.

  • Michaelson, active 1936.
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About this work


The patient, a small bald man with a large moustache, cowers anxiously on the left, sitting in a hospital bed. In the centre the nurse, holding a temperature chart, gestures towards him while she turns to converse with the physician. The latter stands on the right, wearing a short white coat, pinstripe trousers and spats. In the pocket of his coat is a stethoscope. The floor is covered with shiny linoleum, indicated by reflection-lines


[Place of publication not identified], 1936.

Physical description

1 drawing : pen and ink over pencil, with white gouache ; sight 27.2 x 2.6 cm


"This patient keeps saying that he wants to go back to his wife." "Hmmm...Still delirious!" Michaelson 1936


Wellcome Collection 26451i

Creator/production credits

No information about Michaelson has been found. Not known to Dr Chris Beetles (1996)


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