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Three despairing women, one of whom looks disapprovingly at three quack medicine vendors concocting a mixture; representing Britain's economic depletion and distress at the hands of her politicians. Etching by W. Heath, 1830.

Heath, William, 1795-1840.
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1 March 1830

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In the background is a crowd of revelling quacks, some of them proclaiming they can cure Britannia's ills, perhaps referring to the Opposition

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1 March 1830.

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1 print : etching ; image 18.4 x 23.2 cm

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State quacks - or the desperate condition of the wither'd sisters. "The house is full of quacks - jugglers and plagiaries" - L'Estrange."Thus were they plagu'd and worn with famine" - Milton.

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Three despairing women, one of whom looks disapprovingly at three quack medicine vendors concocting a mixture; representing Britain's economic depletion and distress at the hands of her politicians. Etching by W. Heath, 1830. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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