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A healthy country squire being administered to by two ruthless doctors. Coloured etching, 1802.

Date
12 July 1802
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Description

The patient says: "I have a great appetite, sleep like a dormouse & should think myself main well if mother didn't say as how I be dying of a consumption". One doctor replies: "I think when you have taken the contents of this bottle you will have no more occasion for our services", handing him a bottle with a skeleton labelled: "To be taken till it operates". The other exclaims: "Ah! Terrible symptoms indeed! But we will soon remove them! You shall soon be cured up of all your ailings!".

Publication/Creation

London (20 Strand) : J. Williamson, 12 July 1802.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 20 x 27.3 cm

Lettering

A desperate case!

Publications note

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11213i

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  • English



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