John Bull being examined by eight doctors representing politicians, who diagnose his illness as cholera. Lithograph, ca. 1832.
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John Bull sits on a padded chair dressed in invalid's dress while eight doctors stand or sit to take his history. Six of them are named as politicians: Lord Grey (third from left, taking pulse); Lord Brougham ("Broom", seated second from left wearing lawyer's wig); Sir Robert Peel (standing first on left?); Henry ("Orator") Hunt (either fourth from left, standing, or third from right, seated?); the Duke of Cumberland, King of Hanover (fourth from right, standing); and Sir Charles Wetherell (an opponent of the Reform Bill whose visit to Bristol on 29 October 1831 had resulted in riots)