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The Effects of Medicine and Wine Drinking Compared

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On the left, a thin man who takes medicines is being attacked by devils (in the manner of Cruikshank's caricature 'The Blue Devils', though not copied from that work). Three medicine bottles are on a table. On the right, a fat man is drinking, with bottles of wine on the floor and on a table.

Wellcome Collection



The Effects of Medicine and Wine Drinking Compared


19th C


pen & ink with grey wash on paper (?)


H 11.6 x W 18.2 cm

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purchased by the Wellcome Library from A. J. Stirling, 2003

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