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Three leeches in the role of physicians attend a grasshopper in the role of the patient and propose diet and bloodletting. Coloured lithograph after J.J. Grandville, ca. 1832.

  • Grandville, J. J., 1803-1847.
Date
1830-1839
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16367i
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Métamorphoses du jour
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Description

Broussais' system of bleeding with leeches was used extensively in the Parisian cholera epidemic of 1832

Publication/Creation

1830-1839

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour

Lettering

Il y a plénitude, nous vous saigenerons demain, en attendant continuez la diete. There's redundancy of blood and humours, we'll bleed you tomorrow, till then, very little food. J. Grandville ...

References note

J.J. Grandville, Les métamorphoses du jour (Nouvelle éd., revue et complétée pour le texte), par Grandville, Paris: Garnier frères, 1869, ch. 65, pp. 434-442

Lettering note

Lettering repeated in French

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 16367i

Reproduction note

Entitled 'La méthode de Broussais'

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  • English
  • French


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