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Morison's Pills : the wonderful power of the pills exemplified showing the same person before and after having taken a dose : dedicated with profound respect to all true disciples of Esculapius, more especially to the Royal College of Physicians / by Pilula Rhubarbus, M.D., Professor of Phlebotomy to the Royal Islington abattoirs : sung by Mr. Fitzwilliam.

Rhubarbus, Pilula.
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[1835]
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Description

Satirical songsheet about the curative virtues of the fictitious 'Morison's Universal Vegetable Pills' (cure any disease). The song touches on amputation, wooden legs, digestive disorders, alchemy, constipation, cathartics, longevity, physicians and surgery. Cover is an engraving showing an emaciated one-eyed, one-legged man who has turned into a morbidly obese man with 2 legs and (presumably) 2 eyes after taking the (enormous) pills. Fat people gambol about happily behind them with boxes of the pills, while a crowd of emaciated, crippled people are crushing into the pill factory (British College of Wealth) for theirs.

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London : Leoni Lee, [1835]

Physical description

1 score (3 pages) : illustrations ; 35 cm

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First line: You may talk as you will of the good olden times.

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  • English



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