A male-midwife suggestively examines an attractive pregnant woman, her disgruntled husband is led out of the room by a servant. Line engraving, 1773.
A woman holding her stomach and vomiting into a bucket after self administering an emetic. Coloured etching by I. Cruikshank, 1800.
A staunch magistrate surprised by the apparition of a radical demon. Etching by G. Cruikshank, 1835.
A man ill with a cold, wrapped in blankets as his servant attempts to give him a steam bath. Wood engraving.
A couple of country folk consulting a decrepit doctor, a servant smiles menacingly in the doorway. Coloured etching by T. Rowlandson, 1809, after G.M. Woodward.
A doctor examining an obese man and his wife and servant for suspected food poisoning from toadstools. Coloured etching by T. Rowlandson, 1813.
An aged anatomist selecting his dissection instrument whilst a young woman tries to warn that his subject is alive. Coloured etching by T. Rowlandson, 1811.
A person discovering that they have been transformed into several kinds of vegetables the morning after taking J. Morison's vegetable pills. Coloured lithograph.
Dr. Slop with his wig on fire angrily gesticulating to Susannah who holds her nose near the wounded baby Tristram Shandy. Etching by J. Bretherton, 1773, after H.W. Bunbury after L. Sterne.
George Combe lecturing on phrenology to a large mixed audience in his Edinburgh home?; presented with protuberances covering his head. Coloured lithograph by L. Bump, 1826, after J. Lump.
An elderly man throwing his head back to swallow some pills and in the process tossing water all over himself. Coloured aquatint by M. Egerton, 1827.
An affluent man receiving galvanic electric therapy from a French quack doctor, while staring intently out of the window. Coloured etching.
Doctor Spurzheim in his consulting room measuring the head of a peculiar looking patient; a bemused barber looks on. Coloured aquatint by J. Kennerly, 1816, after R. Cocking.
A horrified gouty man discovering grass is growing out of his skin, as a result of taking J. Morison's vegetable pills. Coloured lithograph by C.J. Grant, 1835.
Doctor and Mrs Syntax, with a party of friends, experimenting with laughing gas. Coloured aquatint by T. Rowlandson after W. Combe.
An operator treating the carbuncled nose of an obese patient with "Perkins's tractors". Coloured aquatint after J. Gillray, 1801.
An operator treating the carbuncled nose of an obese patient with "Perkins's tractors". Coloured reproduction of an aquatint after J. Gillray, 1801.
A doctor kicking his rival out of a female patient's sickroom, while trampling another underfoot: satirizing the change of government and the exclusion of Fox from Pitt's ministry. Coloured etching by J. Gillray, 1804.
Franz Joseph Gall measuring the head of a bald, elegantly dressed old lady; her pet poodle is entwined in her wig on a chair. Coloured aquatint by F.C. Hunt after E.F. Lambert.
An operator treating Ann Ford, a society lady, with "Perkins's tractors", for her venomous tongue. Coloured etching by C. Williams, 1802.