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Physicians and the practice of medicine were common subjects for humorous illustrators and caricaturists in the early 19th century. Charles Williams, who worked for the London publisher and print seller, S. W. Fores, produced this set of four…

In 1796 Elisha Perkins, a physician from Connecticut, patented the metallic tractors shown in this print. He claimed the tractors could cure disease through electric force. Gillray's skepticism of this treatment is clear in this satire.

Rowlandson comments on dentistry in this work, suggesting that treatment in the days before anesthesia was as painful as the ailment.
Originally published by Rowlandson in 1788, this print shows Ague, the snake, wrapped around the patient, while Fever, the furry monster, stands behind him. On the right is a physician writing a prescription. A quote by Milton on the bottom of the…

Rowlandson's derision of the medical profession is illustrated by a group of doctors attempting an amputation.
In this satire Doyle depicts the Duke of Gloucester with a case of indigestion. The Duke is apparently unaware that of his discomfort is caused by his host's insults at dinner as the doctor states, "Something in the Chancellor's dinner has certainly…

Born in Brittany, in 1917, Paul Tessier presented the first paper on craniofacial surgery in 1967. Dr. Tessier worked with Dr. Murray at the Craniofacial Clinic in the 1970s and 1980s.

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