Metallic Tractors

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Title

Metallic Tractors

Subject

Satires (document genre)
Gillray, James, 1756-1815
Etchings (prints)
Caricatures
Quacks and quackery

Description

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.

Abstract

Satire showing treatment by a quack physician using metallic tractors, by James Gillray

Creator

Gillray, James, 1756-1815

Publisher

H. Humphrey

Date Created

1801

Rights

The Boston 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 002 (03:05)

References

Available online through HOLLIS here.

Extent

1 etching

Medium

aquatint on paper; hand coloring on paper; watercolor on paper

Language

English

Provenance

Boston Medical Library. Gift of C. J. White, 1921

Files

MMC002.jpg
MMC002detail.jpg

Citation

Gillray, James, 1756-1815, “Metallic Tractors,” OnView, accessed June 24, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12995.