Three veterinary surgeons attempting to cure a horse of various ailments, using dubious and violent means. Coloured etching by Giles Grinagain, 1800/1815?
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One vet is shown lowering an axe on the head of the horse, in order to 'cure the poll-evil', while another applies a hot-iron on the horse's body to 'heal a sore back'. The third vet cuts the horse's hind leg with a saw, to 'cure a quittor'
London (No. 15, Queen Street, Soho) : S. Howitt, [1800/1815?]
1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 20.4 x 23.6 cm
Veterinary operations ; How to cure the poll-evil ; How to heal a sore back ; How to cure a quittor ; Giles Grinagain fect.
Wellcome Library no. 571933i