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Henry Addington, Viscount Sidmouth, as a doctor admitting that he mislabelled medicine bottles; referring to misgovernment of Ireland and Scotland. Pencil drawing, ca. 180-.

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[180?-]
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The Scotsman may be Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville. Henry Addington, Viscount Sidmouth, was nicknamed "The doctor": see W.H. Helfand, "Medicine and pharmacy in British political prints - the example of Lord Sidmouth", Medical history, vol. 29, 1985, pp. 375-385

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[180?-]

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1 drawing : pencil, with pen and ink lettering ; sheet 26.4 x 35.5 cm

Lettering

A mistake of the doctor's

Publications note

Not found in Helfand, loc. cit.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 24967i

Lettering note

The Scotsman on the left says "I say my lad - Though he be a very geud kind o' man, how cam ye to mak sic a mistake as to send an Irishman to Scotland?". The Irishman on the right says "and I say doctor - how came ye to send a Scotchman to Ireland?". In the centre Addington says "Really gentlemen I believe I am alone to blame, - in my hurry and confusion - I put the wrong labels on the bottles!".

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