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A doctor pumps the stomach of his obese seated patient while another couple wait, one who has already undergone reduction examines his deflated countenance in a mirror. Coloured etching by H. Heath, 1827.

Heath, Henry, active 1824-1850.
July 1827

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A scrawny and an obese dog play next to the doctor's stool and bucket. On the wall are a picture of an obese man and a skeletal man and a picture entitled "Specimen of the reduction of a dog, performed by the stomach-pump - in 3 operations"


[London] (Newgate Street) : William Cole, July 1827.

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1 print : etching, with watercolour


Reduction. Drawn & etched by H. Heath.

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


Wellcome Library no. 11809i



  • English

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