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Three doctors representing diet, cheerfulness and rest, defend their patient from death. Coloured etching by C. Williams, 1813.

  • Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830
Date
1813
Reference
11630i
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Dr. Diet says: "He'll do! Pick'd the bones clean! We shall beat the Charlotte Street Medical Board hollow!", Dr. Quiet exclaims: "Come now for a little quiet; Merryman's dose has opperated suficiently!"; Dr. Merryman shouts: "Be off! Be off! You have no chance where Diet, Merryman and Quiet practice!", Death replies: "Then my first job must be to quiet you, and your partners will soon follow."

Publication/Creation

London (111 Cheapside) : T. Tegg.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; border 23.5 x 33.7 cm

Lettering

The three best physicians, Dr. Diet, Dr. Merryman, and Dr. Quit. A hint to hippocondriacks.

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. IX, London 1949, no. 12157

Lettering note

Dr. Quiet misspelt "Quit"
Bears number top right : 380

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11630i

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