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Cholera Epidemics in the 19th Century

The Great Plague of London, 1665

The Boston Smallpox Epidemic, 1721

“Pestilence” and the Printed Books of the Late 15th Century

Spanish Influenza in North America, 1918–1919

Syphilis, 1494–1923

Tropical Diseases and the Construction of the Panama Canal, 1904–1914

Tuberculosis in Europe and North America, 1800–1922

The Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia, 1793

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Title
Corn doctor, The
VIA ID
Digital Object
Corn doctor, The
Location
Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine; SA.L04.06
Creation Date
1793
Description
23 x 29 cm.
Form/Genre
still image

engravings

etchings
Materials Type
engraving (printing process)
Materials Type
etching (printing process)
Materials Type
hand coloring
Subject
foot ;  medical personnel ;  caricatures

Category
Public Health, 1800-1899

Medical Education and Practice

Note
Inscription: On recto of image: "Madam, ther's not a man of the profession in Europe, that can cut a corn with that ease, delicacy, & safety as myself" "Oh! curse your delicacy- you've touched me to the quick- you have ruined me you fumbling dog- you a chiropedist, old Susan here would have done me better- if you don't immediately decamp, I'll tear all the hair off your shallow pate." ; "Published Nov. 20th, 1793 by Rob't Sayer & Co. Fleet Street, London."


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