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Die Heilkunst : der Quacksalber im Mittelalter / Liebig's Extract of Meat Company Limited.

Liebig's Extract of Meat Company.
  • Ephemera

About this work


One of a series of cards (sent in sets of 6 in exchange for coupons from jars of Liebig's 'Fleisch-Extract' or Extractum Carnis Liebig). This one describes quacks and charlatans in the middle ages travelling round fairs offering miracle cures to a gullible public. It shows a crowd looking on as a learned looking man brandishes a bottle in his left hand above a sitting, chubby man in a pale blue tunic. A drummer in red and green apparel is beating his drum to call attention to them. Enema apparatus is on a table to the side of them, a row of bottles behind and a sign saying: 'Doctorus Fine Aqua Vitae' above them. Liebig cards appeared in various languages.


[Place of publication not identified] : Liebig's Extract of Meat Co., [1903]

Physical description

1 sheet : color illustrations ; 8 x 12 cm.


Title from colour image side. Title at head of text on reverse is the same.


  • German

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