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A doctor prescribes another ninety leeches for a sick, bedbound man; gentlemen crowd around the bed. Coloured lithograph by C.J. Traviès, c. 1827.

  • Traviès de Villers, Charles Joseph, 1804-1859.
[c. 1827]
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The physician does not resemble François Joseph Victor Broussais, as shown in his portraits, but refers to his teaching of the importance of bloodletting


Paris (Rue du Coq) : Hautecoeur Martinet, [c. 1827] (Rue Pierre Sarrasin, no. 2 : Lith. de Cheyere)

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1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 17.7 x 19.1 cm.


Tableau de Paris (La médecine dans les hopitaux) Encore quatre-vingt-dix sangsues! et continuez la diette. C.J.T.

References note

R.G.W. Kirk and N. Pemberton, 'Re-imagining bleeders; the medical leech in the nineteenth century bloodletting encounter', Medical history, 2011, 55: 355-360 (reprodced p. 359)


Wellcome Library no. 16559i


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