Ague and Fever

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Title

Ague and Fever

Subject

Etchings (prints)
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
Malaria
Fever
Physician and patient

Description

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 print reads, "And fed by turns the bitter change of fierce extremes, extremes by change more fierce."

Abstract

Etching showing a man afflicted with ague and fever while a physician writes a prescription, by Thomas Rowlandson

Creator

Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827

Publisher

S.W. Fores

Date Created

1792

Contributor

James Dunthorne (1730-1815), designer

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Manfred Kraemer Collection of Medical Prints and Satires. MMC 139 (10:02)

References

Available online through HOLLIS here.

Format

image

Extent

1 etching

Medium

etching (printing process) on paper; hand coloring on paper; watercolor on paper

Language

English

Provenance

From the Manfred Kraemer Collection of Medical Prints and Satires. Gift of the Maine Medical Center to the Harvard Medical School, 1992

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/MMC139.jpg

Citation

Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, “Ague and Fever,” OnView, accessed July 23, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12992.