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The effects of medicine and wine-drinking compared. Ink drawing, 18--.

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1800-1899

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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

Lettering

Two three bottle men. Wine and physic. What I was. What I am. A hint to jolly dogs.

Publication/Creation

1800-1899

Physical description

1 drawing : pen and ink, with grey wash ; sheet 11.6 x 18.2 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 5096i

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  • English


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