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A wife sending her husband away on holiday in order to pursue an affair with a "nerve specialist" who has got the husband out of the way by recommending a change of scene for him. Colour process print, c. 1920.

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[between 1920 and 1929?]

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The wife sending her husband off on holiday is waving goodbye from behind a large letter from "Dr Frank Truth, Nerve Specialist" recommending a change of scene for the husband. The implication is that the "Nerve Specialist" and the wife are having an affair, and this is their way of getting the husband out of the way. The husband sets off with a Gladstone bag towards a a roadsign saying "To the station"

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Dr. Frank Truth, Nerve specialist. I consider you require an entire change in your surroundings. In fact you must get right away from the conditions you have been living under

Publication/Creation

[London] : B.B. London [Birn Bros.], [between 1920 and 1929?] (Printed in Germany)

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1 process print : printed in colour ; sheet 8.7 x 13.8 cm.

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Wellcome Library no. 544301i

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  • English


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A wife sending her husband away on holiday in order to pursue an affair with a "nerve specialist" who has got the husband out of the way by recommending a change of scene for him. Colour process print, c. 1920. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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