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A physician trying to take advantage of a young woman patient by visiting her at home while her husband is out. Coloured lithograph, 1852.

Date
1852
Reference
563183i
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Description

The physician and the patient are seated side by side on a settee, while he takes her pulse. She looks away from him coyly. A piano on the left and an ormolu clock on the right indicate a wealthy domestic setting

Publication/Creation

London : [publisher not identified], 1852.

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour

Lettering

The family M.D.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 563183i

Lettering note

Lettering contains dialogue: [Physician:] "The fact is, my dear madam, I just looked in while Mr. Dormouse was at his office, because there are a number of questions which it is not considered professional to ask a lady in the presence of her husband. In short, my dear Mrs. Dormouse, a husband has no right to the same confidence on the part of his wife as is due to her medical adviser." [Mrs. Dormouse:] "I suppose, doctor, that it is necessary to ask me all these questions; but I don't know what my husband would say to it."

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