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‘A German Quack Doctor’, c1800

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Mounted hand coloured etching and aquatint, entitled ‘A German Quack Doctor’, designed, etched and published by anon. Undated.

This caricature, depicts a gleeful foppish doctor, wearing a frock coat and a bag-wig. Shown in profile facing right, he leans forward ingratiatingly indicating a labelled bottle of medicine in his left hand.

A label above reads: “Here my good Friends is de grand Specific for all de disorders incident to de Human body”.