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Aesculapius and Hygieia, with Hercules fighting the hydra; representing medicine. Watercolour painting.

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26069i
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Apparently a design for the device of a medical college or society

Physical description

1 painting : watercolour, in grey wash

Lettering

The Herculean powers of medicine overcomeing disease. For the health and preservation of mankind

Lettering note

Letter "e" in "overcomeing" crossed out in pencil. On verso: "Make the serpents in ... to curl over the staff... the [small word] above ... The countenances too youn[g]"

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Wellcome Library no. 26069i

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  • English


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