A wealthy and well-dressed doctor; suggesting he has a large number of patients. Wood engraving by J. Orrin Smith after J.K. Meadows, 1840.
- Meadows, Joseph Kenny, 1790-1874.
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The drawing inspired an essay by R.H. Horne, published in "Heads of the people", including the words: "A fashionable physician has a favourite disease and a favourite remedy, each of which changes like any other fashion. Sometimes it is the liver, then the lungs, then the head, then the stomach, then even the heart. The stomach, however, is the favourite that "comes round" the oftenest. This is a corps de réserve for all failures, and a prescription for it must generally do good."