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Patient suffering under conventional medicine compared with health via Morisonian alternative medicine; represented by trees, one bloated and dying under the varied administration of conventional doctors and the other drained of impurities and healthy. Coloured lithograph.


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See further: Transactions of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy, London 1974, vol. I, no. 3 The doctors' system is expounded by a variously stricken tree laden with almost a dozen physicians discredited by their own dialogue; in the background are a 'poison shop','mad house',and 'a house for experiments on the poor in order to support the "organic theory" -commonly call'd hospital or infirmary'. The 'Morisonian system' on the other hand is represented by an uncluttered scene of a fruitful tree with a few physicians standing aside in conversation showing accordance; in the background is a peaceful and prosperous street containing Morison's 'British College of Health -established 1828'.

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1 print : lithograph, with watercolour

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A tree under the organic or doctors'system, - being undrained of corrupt matter, is in a state of decay throughout. Tree under the hygeian or Morisonian system, being drained of all impurities - is in a flourishing state!!! ...

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 10766i

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