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Title
Hypochondriac, The
Name/Creator
Dunthorne, James, ca. 1758-1792 or 3, English, artist
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, English, etcher
VIA ID
Digital Object
Hypochondriac, The
Location
Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine; MMC 20
Creation Date
1788
Description
43 x 59 cm.
Form/Genre
still image

etchings
Materials Type
watercolor on paper
Materials Type
etching (printing process)
Materials Type
hand coloring
Subject
caricatures ;  mental illness ;  suicides ;  skeleton ;  doctors

Category
Medical Education and Practice

Domestic Medicine

Note
Production: "Design'd by James Dunthorne. Etch'd by T. Rowlandson. Pub. as the Act directs March 1, 1788 by T. Rowlandson, No. 50 Poland Street, Pantheon."

Subject: Hypochondria, Melancholy, Depression

Inscription: Verse on recto of image: The Mind distemper'd - say, what potent charm, / Can Fancy's spectre - brooding rage disarm? / Physics prescriptive, art assails in vain, / The dreadful phantoms floating 'cross the brain! / Until with Esculapian skill, the sage M.D. / Finds out at length by self-taught palmistry, / The hopeless case - in the reluctant fee: / Then, not in torture such a wretch to keep, / One pitying bolus lays him sound a sleep!


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