Doctors Differ or Dame against the College.
Pub.d March 8th 1813 by S.W. Fores, 50 Piccadilly.
Hand-coloured etching; paper watermarked. Plate 247 x 356mm (9¾ x 14").
Four elderly physicians fight wildly, flourishing their canes, in a room leading to that of the patient. One has fallen on his back, two others fight across him, each planting a foot on his chest; he clutches at the coat of one of these. In his pocket is a letter: 'To Dr Emetic Upper B . . .' In the pocket of the man he clutches is a letter: 'To Dr Sudorific . . . sell. Through the open door the amused patient, in dressing-gown and night-cap, watches the fray from beside his bed, having just risen from a commode.
BM Satires: 12141.
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