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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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Laudable partnership, or, Souls and Bodies cured without lots of time
Digital Object
Laudable partnership, or, Souls and Bodies cured without lots of time
Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Creation Date
26 x 37.5 cm.
still image

Materials Type
watercolor on paper
Materials Type
etching (printing process)
Materials Type
hand coloring
caricatures ;  fairs ;  selling ;  patent medicines ;  preaching

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Inscription: On recto of image: A Laudable Partnership, or, Souls and Bodies cured without lots of Time. Pub'd. Sept'r. 3, 1795 by S.W. Fores, No. 50 Piccadilly, the Corner of Sackville Street_Folios of Caracatures Lent out for the Evening. ; On banner hanging above stage: The cheapest Booth in the Fair, ; Seller of patent medicines (left): "This is the only cure my dear friends for every disorder incident to the human body but for cure and comfort to your souls I must beg leave to refer you to my partner the other side of the stage." ; Preacher (right): "All my last books of Sermons going for two pence a piece cheaper by one penny than you can buy them on those days that I preaches in the fields: and if any of you ketch'd a cold at that time I'd advise you to apply to my partner for a bottle or two of his stuff."

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