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An overweight patient prescribed two alternative treatments by his doctor - nine months yachting or a diet - he chooses to go yachting. Wood engraving after G. Du Maurier, 1888.

  • Du Maurier, George, 1834-1896.
Date
1888
Reference
14288i
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Bears dialogue: 'Doctor. "Well, there's only one thing for you to do - you must go yachting for nine months!" Patient. "Oh! That costs so much money - besides I'm a bad sailor - is there no alternative?" Doctor. "Well - yes - by no means an expensive one - nor one that will make you sick! Don't eat so much!" (Patient chooses the yacht.)'

Publication/Creation

[London], 1888.

Physical description

1 print : wood engraving ; border 14 x 9.7 cm

Lettering

A choice of evils. ... Du Maurier.

Creator/production credits

Artists signature indistinct

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 14288i

Languages

  • English


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