A group of doctors parade a dummy with a skeleton's head representing cholera: a group of people run screaming from it. Coloured lithograph by H. Heath, 1832.

  • Heath, Henry, active 1824-1850.
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A doctor is shouting through a loud speaker: "Contagious to all but doctors!", another is shouting: "terrible to silly women and children!", the doctor holding the cholera figure says: "a most excellant device! Keep it up! Keep it up!", another doctor replies: "keep it up! Keep it up!". A woman collapsing in the street is crying: "Oh my belly", a man catches her and says: "we must take her to the cholera hosptial, we shall get a premium for this from the doctors." A doctor in the hospital window says: "here comes a patient now begins the 10 pounds a week. Huzza!" A flag above the hospital reads: "Oh the humbugs of old England & c."

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[London] (41 Piccadilly) : S.W. Fores, 1832 ([London] 41 Dean St. Soho. : [...] lith.)

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1 print : lithograph, with watercolour


A sketch from the Central Board of Health or the real ass-i-antic cholera!! HH

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


Wellcome Collection 11405i


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