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A man diagnosed by one doctor as having cholera undergoes numerous treatments for cholera, then is diagnosed by another doctor as having only a mild bowel disorder instead. Coloured lithograph by C.J. Grant, 1833.

Grant, C. J. active 1830-1852.
Oct.r 18th 1833
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London (Castle Court Cornhill, where may be seen a great variety of political & humorous caricatures, &c.) : Pub'd by M. Clarke, Oct.r 18th 1833.

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image and lettering 25 x 17 cm


A desperate case! C.J. Grant invent & del.

Publications note

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


Wellcome Library no. 2491035i

Lettering note

He says: "I say here's a pretty go! About a month back I was suddenly taken ill, & Doctor Catchpenny declared it to be a desperate case of cholera, & since then I've been bled, blister'd, cup'd, salivated, purged, 12 dozen of leeches on me, been 20 times in the warm bath, had 30 boxes of pills, about a hogshead of physic in me, my feet almost every night in boiling water, scrub'd all over my body till the skin's nearly off, smother'd up to my precious eyes in flannels, with nothing but water, gruel & a few sheeps trotters to live on all the time, until I'm now near Death's door, & now here came Doctor Squirt & says that it was only at first a slight complaint in the bowels!"


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