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.

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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.)'

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1 print : wood engraving ; border 14 x 9.7 cm

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A choice of evils. ... Du Maurier.

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  • 1888

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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.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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