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A man absurdly well-prepared for the cholera epidemic of 1832; representing the overabundance of questionable remedies and protections against cholera. Watercolour, c. 1832.

Saphir, Moritz Gottlieb, 1795-1858.
Date
1832
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Description

The 'letter' upon which the text is printed contains a red dot in the folded top-right corner

Publication/Creation

1832

Physical description

1 painting : watercolour

Lettering

Preservativi pel cholera morbus. Secondo il sistema di Saphir ...

Publications note

On the 'Preservativmann' in caricatures on cholera, see Eugen Holländer, Die Karikatur and Satire in der Medizin, Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke, 1921, pp. 175-187; and A. Weber 'Tableau de la caricature medicale' (Editions Hippocrates : Paris, 1936), p. 116-119

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 18027i

Lettering note

The lettering can be read in German in Wellcome Library record number 17849i, which contains Saphir's original text

Creator/production credits

The author of the original German text was M.G. Saphir and the print may have been originally etched by F. Schuler for Saphir's humorous journal, Die Deutsche Horizont. Evidence also exists that the caricature was originally French and published in Dijon in 1832. On the Schuler there is lettering above the cart reading: Wein u. Hühner ist das beste

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