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

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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!".

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

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A desperate case!

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  • London (20 Strand)

Agents

  • J. Williamson

Dates

  • 12 July 1802

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A healthy country squire being administered to by two ruthless doctors. Coloured etching, 1802.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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