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Alcoholism: examples of its effects in the form of delirium, loss of ability to work, paralysis, and illness. Colour lithograph attributed to Paul-Emile Colin, ca. 1900.

  • Colin, Paul-Emile, 1867-1949
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Mobilier et matériel pour l'enseignement
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Three scenes: above, a man with alcoholic delirium has visions of people tormenting him, while a man in bed is terrified by dreams of being attacked by snakes and rats ("Los suenos del alcoholico"); lower left, an alcoholic engraver drops his burin and his drawing; lower right, in hospital, an alcoholic who has had a leg amputated feeds another who is paralysed


Paris (46, Rue du Bac) : Les Fils d'Émile Deyrolle, [1900?]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; image text and border 78 x 50.2 cm.


Alcoholismo por Gustave Philippon, Dr-en-ciencias, y el Dr Legrain. Los crimenes del alcohol. Delirio alcoholico ... El grabador ... El hospital. La temeperencia es la proteccion de la razon y de la inteligencia.


Wellcome Library no. 543165i

Language note

Other works in the same series give series title in Spanish: Muebles y material para la enseñanza

Creator/production credits

Bears artist's monogram, apparently PE with a larger C: monogram of Paul Emile Colin (1867-1949). Colin studied and possibly practised medicine, which he abandoned in 1901 to become a professional artist. His first woodcuts date from 1893: see Marcus Osterwalder, Dictionnaire des illustrateurs 1800-1914, Paris 1983, p. 253. A poster of an alcoholic, lettered "Santé - sobriété", signed "Paul Colin", shows that he was engaged in anti-alcohol propaganda

Lettering note

Bears numbers: Ex. 27 A [scored through]; No. 427 A


Delirio alcoholico. El alcohol engendra una locura pasajera, hecha de alucinaciones terribles; mas tarde la razon desaparece sin volver. -- El grabador. Los alcoholicos tiemblan, se vuelven torpes y pierden sus trabajos. -- El hospital. (1) El hombre resiste a las operaciones y a las epidemias. (2) El alcoholico pierde el uso de sus miembres (paralisis), y de sus sentidos (cequera, sordera), e envejece antes de tiempo.



  • Spanish

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