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William Gladstone as a physician taking the pulse of a man ill with influenza (flu), and giving his diagnosis to the patient's friend (another politician); representing a case of excessive political interference by railway financiers. Lithograph attributed to Sam. B., ca. 1870.

Sam B.
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[1870?]
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view William Gladstone as a physician taking the pulse of a man ill with influenza (flu), and giving his diagnosis to the patient's friend (another politician); representing a case of excessive political interference by railway financiers. Lithograph attributed to Sam. B., ca. 1870.

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Credit: William Gladstone as a physician taking the pulse of a man ill with influenza (flu), and giving his diagnosis to the patient's friend (another politician); representing a case of excessive political interference by railway financiers. Lithograph attributed to Sam. B., ca. 1870. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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The patient is presumably also a Victorian politician. The blanket draped over his body bears lettering "Sam. B"; possibly the signature of the artist if not the name of the patient. On "railway influence" see Geoffrey Alderman, The railway interest, Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1973

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[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1870?]

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1 print : lithograph ; sheet 28 x 22.6 cm

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Lettering

Doctor to patient's friend: This is one of the most frightful cases of railway in-fluence-sir, I have ever seen ...

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 651350i

Lettering note

Lettering: "Doctor to patient's friend: This is one of the most frightful cases of railway in-fluence-sir, I have ever seen, taken I fear in St Jame's neighbourhood. Patient's friend to doctor. Is the case hopeless.? Doctor. I can give no hope of his recovery, and all I can advise is, immediate change of air, the temperature in this vicinity is too hot, and I will give him a St Jame's powder every night for the next week."

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