A shield containing a group portrait of various doctors and quacks, including Mrs Mapp, Dr. Joshua Ward and John Taylor. Etching by W. Hogarth, 1736, after himself.

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The three named quacks occupy the top of the shield, twelve other 'doctors' are situated in the lower half; most of them have gold canes held up to their noses, one is dipping his finger into a urinal whilst another holds it. Two pairs of crossed human thigh bones are below the shield

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1 print : etching ; platemark 26 x 17.4 cm

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The company of undertakers. Et plurima mortis imago.[on a banderole] Invented by W. Hogarth

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A shield containing a group portrait of various doctors and quacks, including Mrs Mapp, Dr. Joshua Ward and John Taylor. Etching by W. Hogarth, 1736, after himself.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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