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A doctor surrounded by four dead bodies writes out a prescription at a table, while to the right a man puts his sword into his scabbard after killing a man; indicating that the pen of the physician is mightier than the sword of the knight. Coloured etching after G. Piattoli.

  • Piattoli, Giuseppe, active 1785-1807.
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Credit: A doctor surrounded by four dead bodies writes out a prescription at a table, while to the right a man puts his sword into his scabbard after killing a man; indicating that the pen of the physician is mightier than the sword of the knight. Coloured etching after G. Piattoli. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 28.8 x 19.7 cm

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Vale più la penna del medico, che la spada del cavaliero. Raro se pugna, ammazza il cavaliero,/ Ma in oggi alcuni medici balordi/ Manderanno i malati al cimitero/ A seppellirsi a mazzi come tordi. ; G.i. Piattoli inv.

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Bears number: III

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Wellcome Library no. 17939i

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