Gideon Harvey, physician, 1672.

Hertochs, A

 
Gideon Harvey, physician, 1672.
4 0 c m
 
28cm
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm

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Engraving by A Hertochs for 'Great Venus Unmasked', 1672. Harvey (c 1640-c1700) was physician to Charles II (1630-1685), and in 1683, as a senior member of the Royal College of Physicians, clasified the physicians of the College into six groups. These comprised the chalybeates, medical as-drivers, jesuitical doctors, medical water-bailiffs, butcher doctors and muck doctor. Each type, Harvey maintained, cured disease by different means. He is shown here with a human skeleton.

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