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Spanish Influenza in North America, 1918–1919

Syphilis, 1494–1923

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Title
Rapacious Quack, The
VIA ID
Digital Object
Rapacious Quack, The
Location
Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine; MMC 66
Description
37 x 26 cm.
Form/Genre
still image

mezzotints
Materials Type
mezzotint
Subject
caricatures ;  quacks and quackery ;  sick persons ;  family ;  poverty

Category
Medical Education and Practice

Domestic Medicine

Note
Inscription: On recto of image: The Rapacious Quack. The Rapacious Quack quite vext to find / His Patient Poor, and so forsaken; / A thought soon sprung up in his mind, / To take away a piece of Bacon. ; Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles at No. 69 St. Pauls Church Yard, London. ; Published as the Act directs, ; 487


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