Title A quack doctor offering a gouty John Bull some medicine while conventional doctors are turned away; referring to British politics. Coloured lithograph attributed to J. Doyle.
Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified] ([London] : Printed at the General Lithc. Estabt.)



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Physical description 1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; border 25.5 x 33.8 cm.
Series Political Squibs ; 1
Summary John Bull whose legs are resting on a gout-stool which is inscribed: "Sliding scale" says: "They say they could not cure me at once - so seeing your advertisement in the newspapers - I sent for you." The quack holding a medicine bottle labelled: "Expediency", replies: "I confess Mr. Bull, I am ignorant of the nature of your complaint, but I have one Universal Medicine, which I have ever applied to all diseases - in fact it is the only one I am acquainted with - this with 'low diet' and 'frequent bleeding' I trust will cure you". The other doctors respectively comment: "We prescribe more bread.", "We would have lain him on his legs instead of proping him up with that sliding scale.", "He should have a more generous diet." and "He would be the better for coffee with plenty of sugar."
Cite as Wellcome Library no. 12250i
Lettering The quack doctor superseding the faculty.
Author, etc. Doyle, John, 1797-1868.
Topic-LCSH John Bull (Symbolic character)
Quacks and quackery.
Physicians.
Gout.
House furnishings -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.
Place name Great Britain.
Genre/Technique Caricatures.
Lithographs.
Copy photo no. V 11366
L 18442
System no. .b1160430x
Record no. 12250i