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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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Shropshire bargain or the doctor bit, A
Digital Object
Shropshire bargain or the doctor bit, A
Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine; SA.S01.08
Creation Date
12 x 14 cm.
still image

Materials Type
etching (printing process)
Materials Type
hand coloring
medical care ;  doctors ;  caricatures

Public Health, 1800-1899

Medical Education and Practice

Inscription: On recto of image: "No demand! did you not say if I would attend your wife you had five pounds you would give me kill or cure"; "Yes sure, but she is dead so thee did not cure her." "It was not in the power of medicine to do it"; "did'st thee kill her then?" "certainly not" "thee hast no claim upon me then! so yee mun walk off doctor."

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