An old physician taking the pulse of a seated patient; representing the sense of touch. Aquatint with etching by J.-B. Le Prince, 1775.

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The costume of the patient suggests the possibility of a Russian rather than a French subject: Le Prince was in Russia from 1757 to about 1770 In the background a young man kisses a young woman, another example of the sense of touch

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1 print : etching ; platemark 16.6 x 11 cm

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Le toucher ; Le Prince 1775

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An old physician taking the pulse of a seated patient; representing the sense of touch. Aquatint with etching by J.-B. Le Prince, 1775.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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