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Title
Symptoms of the shop
Name/Creator
Sansom, Franciscus, fl. 1785-1799, English, etcher
Woodward, George Moutard, ?1760-1809, English, artist
VIA ID
Digital Object
Symptoms of the shop
Location
Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine; MMC 65
Creation Date
1801
Description
26.5 x 21.5 cm.
Form/Genre
still image

etchings
Materials Type
etching (printing process)
Subject
caricatures ;  doctors

Category
Medical Education and Practice

Domestic Medicine

Note
Production: "Drawn by G. Woodward, Etch'd by F. Sansom" ; "Pub. June 1st 1801 by S.W. Fores No. 50 Piccadilly. Prints and Drawings lent on the plan of a Library. Folio's of Caracatures lent out for the Evening."

Inscription: Dialog, man on left: "It's a charming place for shell fish_ I think I never ate better muscles." ; Dialog, man on right: "Pray Sir don't talk of Muscles, -- you must know Sir -- I was once a dessecter of muscles! -- kept a shop near the Seven Dials! -- all went to the Doctor --Universal Pills, and never failing Elixir! -- you must remember them, -- seal, signature, and Bill of Directions, -- one shilling and penny halfpenny, ox or bottle, stamp included -- Weed, Bolus, Lotion, Potion, Blister Glister, -- all one to me, -- never stood upon trifles, -- kill or cure was my way!"


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