A group of fashionable physicians gathered around a sick patient listen to one of their number proclaiming the virtue of leeches. Coloured lithograph by Langlumé after E.J. Pigal, 1824.
- Pigal, Edmé Jean, 1798-1872.
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The physician advocating leeches is either a portrait or a caricature of François-Joseph-Victor Broussais. He is shown tearing up a prescription recommending different therapies (bloodletting, a purgative vomit, and some good wine)
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