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A physician thinking that a cobbler's use of the title "D.M." means that he is a Doctor of Medicine. Coloured etching.

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[1790?]
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Description

The streets in the background may represent the area around Saint Paul's churchyard in London. A dome, perhaps representing that of Saint Paul's, is seen above the houses

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1790?]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image and lettering 18.5 x 22.8 cm

Lettering

New boots and shoes made and mended or translated by Felix Last D.M. R.S.F. ...

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 46950i

Lettering note

Text below picture: Doctor "Bless me what could bring a man of science like you to mend shoes, I shou'd advise you to practice Physic, it wou'd be more profitable." Cobler "No Master I don't like your Physic, I never practice Physic, I'm content as times go". Doctor "But what mean those initials under your name, how do they apply." Cobler "Why, they mean that I was Drum Major in the Royal Scotch Fusileers, cou'd not you find that out Doctor."

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