The effects of medicine and wine-drinking compared. Ink drawing, 18--.
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Left, a thin man who takes medicines being attacked by devils (in the manner of Cruikshank's caricature 'The blue devils', though not copied from that work); three medicine bottles are on a table. Right, a fat man drinking, with bottles of wine on the floor and on a table Either a man who took medicines ("What I was") changed to taking wine ("What I am") and found life more enjoyable; or, perhaps less probably, a man who took wine ("Wine") changed to "Physic" and found life less enjoyable as a result
Two three bottle men. Wine and physic. What I was. What I am. A hint to jolly dogs.
1 drawing : pen and ink, with grey wash ; sheet 11.6 x 18.2 cm
Wellcome Library no. 5096i