A doctor instructs his English patient not to eat as he does. Coloured engraving by Louis-François Charon.
A man and woman use a redeveloped clyster for scatological, intoxicating purposes (?). Coloured etching by P. Maleuvre after G. de Cari.
A patient complains to a visitor that he does not discuss with his doctor how he feels for fear of discouraging him. Wood engraving by F.H. Townsend, 1915.
Three episodes about Mr. Rapp, Mr. Jones and Mr. Manhug - medical students out on a botany field trip. Letterpress and wood engraving, 1842.
Two episodes about three medical students - Mr. Rapp, Mr. Manhug and Mr. Jones out on a botany field trip at Windsor. Letterpress and wood engraving.
A large-chested nurse in a "hush" gesture enclosed in a central circle surrounded by red crosses. Colour lithograph after L. Ibels, 1916.
A poor doctor takes the pulse of a rich, corpulent patient; he announces that he is very ill. Coloured stipple engraving by J.J. after E.J. Pigal, c. 1840.
A doctor administers an enema to a dog; other bandaged animals sit nearby. Coloured lithograph by C. Jacque, c. 1843.
A woman patient at a spa is told by her doctor that the treatment for her fertility might be helped by the presence of a 'diverting friend' - i.e. him. Lithograph by M. Stephane, c. 1896.
A physician advising his reluctant patient to avoid alcohol having diagnosed gout. Wood engraving, 1861.
Six of the seven gods of good fortune look on as one of their number writes the character for longevity with a brush tied to his elongated, bald head. Colour woodcut by Yoshitoshi, 1870s.
One country doctor asks another to assist him in a post mortem on the corpse of one of his successfully-treated patients. Wood engraving by C. Keene, 1883.
A well dressed lady asking a doctor how one of his patients is, he retorts that the patient is no longer in his care, the relieved lady replies she is glad the patient is now out of danger. Wood engraving by C.E. Brock, 1901.
A physician examining a bare breasted female patient, an older woman passes him a syringe, a bawdy couple are in the background. Mezzotint by A. de Blois after J. Steen.
A dentist asking a nervous patient would she like gas, she retorts no she doesn't want him poking around in the dark. Photomechanical reproduction after T. Sarg.
Humorous image of society ladies trying to swim, Brighton. Coloured etching by W. Heath after himself.
A dismayed man reading his doctor's recommendations to cut back on aspects of life that he enjoys. Wood engraving by Swains, 1888, after Sir J. Tenniel.
A barber shaving a customer; then cutting his nose off: a sequence of fifteen pictures. Coloured wood engraving.
A gouty man talking to his doctor who is totally unsympathetic after discovering that his patient had finished off a bottle of port the previous evening. Wood engraving by B. Partridge, 1896.
A disgruntled doctor tells his patient that he is lazy not ill. Reproduction of a drawing after T. Evans, 1934.
A doctor expressing his thanks to a wealthy man for overpaying him, he hopes to pay him back in work. Wood engraving by G. Du Maurier, 1894.
A physician inspects the growth of cowpox on a milking maid's hand while a farmer (?) passes another physician a lancet. Coloured etching, c. 1800.
A doctor informs his patient's mother-in-law that he may need to resort to tapping - she misunderstands him as meaning tapping alcohol. Wood engraving by C. Keene, 1880.
A doctor with a garland of pill boxes, bottles and a clyster pipe; a publican with pipes, different bottles and a punch bowl. Etching after T. Rowlandson.
Franco-German War: a French soldier high in a tree orders a group of well equipped Germans to stop firing on him. Colour lithograph.
A young male apothecary serving and flirting with two young women in his shop. Coloured lithograph by C. Philipon, 18--.
A doctor holding a sharp surgical instrument in which to operate on a cross-eyed yokel, in a room with other patients. Etching by "Sly Dick".
A country woman suggesting to a lady of means that she encourage the local doctor even though all his previous patients have died. Wood engraving by A.S. Boyd, 1896.
A man holding an enormous razor jumps in fright upon looking in a mirror and seeing his dressing table taking on a human form. Etching by W.C.W.
An anxious patient tells his doctor that he is worried because he has started to discuss cricket with himself. Reproduction of a drawing after B. Thomas, 1934.
The clyster is prepared for a glutton. Colour line engraving by J.J. Leveau after himself, 1762.
A gleeful physician closely examines the buttocks of a middle-aged lady. Colour photomechanical reproduction of a lithograph by J-A. Faivre, 1902.
A pretty nurse bearing gifts and flowers on her way to work, with the words "une journée à l'hopital". Colour lithograph after L. Ibels, 1916.
A woman wearing a high wig and protective hood entering into a breakfast parlour and being greeted by another woman wearing an elaborate wig and hat with feathers attached to the back of it; in the background a seated man looks on and a maid-servant brings in a tray of tea things.
Comical scenes of some nurses carrying evening drinks and others sleeping by a kitchen stove. Colour lithograph after L. Ibels, 1916.
A peeping-tom spying on a fashionable lady receiving an enema. Reproduction of a line engraving after P. Maleuvre after P.A. Baudouin.
A tooth-drawer extracting a man's tooth whilst his friend is watching and enjoying a glass of champagne. Coloured etching.
A medical practitioner examining the throat of a nervous woman via the anus. Cut paper silhouette by Elkan.
A sleeping pedlar's posterior is examined by monkeys, who play with his goods. Line engraving after P. van Harlingen after P. Bruegel, c. 1610.
Singapore: a police officer clearing two race-goers from the racecourse. Pen and ink sketch by J. Taylor, 1881.
A potato shaking hands with Edward Jenner, claiming him as a fellow vaccinator. Watercolour by John Leech.
A patient dismayed at his doctor's advice not to drink any alcohol while recovering from a cold. Wood engraving by G. Du Maurier, 1875.
A doctor tells an obese lady all the possible horrendous diseases she might have. Wood engraving after J. Leech.
A bourgeois wife shows her husband the preserved foetus of her cousin. Wood engraving by F. Rouget after S.G.C. Gavarni.
An army officer lectures his bored class on the effects of gas, one student is made to wear a gas mask while another wickedly tries to set light to it. Pen and ink drawing by H. Bury, 1916.
A ridiculous figure comprising of medicine bottles and tablets dances behind a pensive Lloyd George; representing attitudes to the introduction of the National Insurance Act of 1911. Wood engraving by B. Partridge, 1912.
A hospital physician asks a patient about his drinking, the patient replies whatever is on offer. Wood engraving after C. Keene.
A bearded dandy admiring the ladies through his monocle on 'Buffers Walk' in the public gardens. Coloured wood engraving by W.H. Harrison.
A humorous image of two men wearing revolving top hats with several attachments for optical aids and tobacco etc. Coloured etching.
A German physician recommending to a gouty English patient that he take the waters at various spa resorts in Germany. Wood engraving after R. Cleaver.
A mother explaning to a doctor that her baby's medicine has been used up quickly because the whole family tried it - to encourage baby to take some. Reproduction of a drawing by B. Prance, 1923.
Three nurses attempting to read thermometers as a fourth waits to take the results. Colour lithograph after L. Ibels, 1916.
A long queue of hospital visitors with a nurse collecting their money. Colour lithograph after L. Ibels, 1916.
An old lady being frank about her financial situation with an affluent doctor. Wood engraving by G. King, 1909.
An extremely long parasitical worm is extracted from an emaciated man. Coloured lithograph by Langlumé, 1823.
A physician carries an anonymous, re-usable wreath 'to his clients'. Colour photomechanical reproduction of a lithograph by J-A. Faivre, 1902.