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James Morison promoting his alternative medicines; satirised by five vignettes of a fox among geese. Etching by G. Cruikshank, 1833, after himself.

Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
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See further: Transactions of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy, London 1974, vol. I, no. 3

The central image is that of a street scene outside the London and British Colleges of Health: James Morison is presented as a fox standing on a box of 'Universal vegetable pills' surrounded by geese, who represent the public; he says "My 'Universal pills' are quite divine! If one don't do, you may take nine."


[London] : Designed etched & published by George Cruikshank, 1833.

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The fox and the goose. ... Designed etched & published by George Cruikshank 1833.

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Not found in: British Museum Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1870-1954


Wellcome Library no. 10764i

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Lettering continues: 28 lines of satirical verse on the subject



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