A doctor reprimanding an obese patient for not taking his medicine. Coloured etching by I. Cruikshank, 1797.

  • Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811?
Date:
20 December 1797
Reference:
11056i
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A doctor reprimanding an obese patient for not taking his medicine. Coloured etching by I. Cruikshank, 1797. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark. Source: Wellcome Collection.

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The doctor says: "I declare you are as fat as a porpoise. -Ah! -You would never have been so lusty as this if you had followed my prescription." The patient replies: "I fancy not!! If I had followed that, I should have broke my neck, for I tossed it out of the window."

Publication/Creation

[London] (50 Sackvile St., Piccadilly) : S.W. Fores, 20 December 1797.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour

Lettering

The doctor and unruly patient. I.C.

References note

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

Reference

Wellcome Collection 11056i

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