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The surgery of Dr Meagre, 18th century.

Clark, J

The surgery of Dr Meagre, 18th century.
3 5 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm


Satirical engraving by J Clark relating to the obstetrical imposture by Mary Toft of Guildford in 1726, showing a French surgeon, Mr Petit, calling on the surgery of Dr Meagre 'to take an exact account from him of ye praeternatural delivery of rabbets...'. Dimensions: 190mm x 225 mm.

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