An obese woman hoisted upon her servant's back as her doctor's prescribed cure for flatulence. Coloured etching by A. Sharpshooter, 1829.

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The lady asks: "O! dear, doctor, has John studied the book?", her doctor replies: "Aye, aye; nothing requir'd but my book, page 75 -gently John! Gently! Page 75". The black servant exclaims: "Eh! eh! Missey, you makey wind for true." The doctor has some resemblance to John Abernethy

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1 print : etching, with watercolour.

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Medicinal see-saw; or, a cure for flatulency. A. Sharpshooter, fec.

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  • London (15 Southampton Street, Strand)

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  • S. Gans

Dates

  • 30 November 1829

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An obese woman hoisted upon her servant's back as her doctor's prescribed cure for flatulence. Coloured etching by A. Sharpshooter, 1829.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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