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Mary Toft (Tofts) appearing to give birth to rabbits in the

William Hogarth

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Mary Tofts duping several distinguished surgeons, physicians and male-midwives into believing that she is giving birth to a litter of rabbits. Etching by W. Hogarth, 1726.

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Cunicularii or the wise men of Godliman in consultation. They held their talents most adroit / For any mystical exploit. Hudib[ras]. ...

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