Manfred Kraemer Collection of Medical Prints and Satires

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Items in the Manfred Kraemer Collection of Medical Prints and Satires Collection

This English satiric print illustrates some of the absurdities associated with phrenology, as the traits and marked skulls of dogs, birds, and horses are treated on a par with humans. The phrenologist "Doctor S." may be intended to represent Johann…

This print satirizes the homeopathic doctrine of curing like with like. The caption translates, "You have indigestion, Gastero intero' evacuante! So an hour from now take a little soup, two chops, an omelet, a roast chicken, and twelve dozen oysters.…

Published as the last of a series of eight engravings entitled, A Rake's Progress, this print depicts the story of Tom Rakewell, a wealthy youth who squanders his inheritance because of immorality, carelessness and greed. As he descends into madness,…

Rowlandson's derision of the medical profession is illustrated by a group of doctors attempting an amputation.

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