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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

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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.

Publications note

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11630i

Lettering note

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

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  • English



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