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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.
Date
[1824]
Reference
16365i
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Moeurs parisiennes
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Description

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)

Publication/Creation

Paris : Lith. de Langlumé, [1824]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour.

Lettering

Des sangs-sues; messieurs, des sangs-sues! Pigal ...

References note

Bibliographie de la France, 27 mars 1824, no. 270 ("… Moeurs parisiennes n. 1, Des sangsues, Messieurs, des sangsues, par Pigal … A Paris, chez Langlumé")--Image of France database no. 14244

Lettering note

Lettering on sheet of paper: La saignée ; un vomi purgatif ; du bon vin

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 16365i

Languages

  • French


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