'How merrily we live that doctors be...', c 1760s.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

'How merrily we live that doctors be...', c 1760s.

Bowles, Carington

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Mezzotint of a caricature by Carington Bowles, showing three doctors standing in a chemist's shop and congratulating themselves on their profesion. Distrust of doctor's motivation and competence is nothing new, as this 18th century illustration suggests. Its caption reads: 'How merrily we live that doctors be, we humbug the public and pocket the fee.'
 

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