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A doctor and footman hurling pudding at each other in an attempt to make the obese patient laugh in order to cure his quinsey. Coloured engraving by R. Newton, 1797.

  • Newton, Richard, 1777-1798.
Date
10 August 1797
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10971i
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Description

Quinsey is a peritonsillar abscess

Publication/Creation

London (53 Fleet Street) : Laurie & Whittle, 10 August 1797.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving and etching, with watercolour ; platemark 19.9 x 24.8 cm

Lettering

A new way of curing a quinsey. R. Newton delint.

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VII, London 1942, no. 9331

Lettering note

Lettering continues: "A doctor of facetious memory, had a troublesome patient, who did not like gargling the throat, the doctor found it an obstinate case, and hit upon the following whimsical idea.- He ordered the cook to make a hot hasty pudding and agreed with the footman to sit down and partake of it.- But the moment poor John had scalded his mouth the doctor began to play upon him most furiously, which John return'd with considerable dexerity.- This curious scene betwixt the doctor and the man, put the old gentleman in so happy a fit of laughter, it entirely cured his quinsey."

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Wellcome Library no. 10971i

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