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- Object: The Compliments of the Season!!!
An elderly man, wearing a night-cap, sits in a chair yelling with terror and pain at the attacks of three demons. His swathed right leg is supported on a stool; a demon, 'Gout!' [cf. No. 9448], sits astride it, attacking it with a savage scourge and a spur. 'Rheumatism!' clutches the victim's left arm, and 'Catarrhe!' sits triumphantly astride his right shoulder. A large bottle beside his chair is labelled 'De Velno' [Velnos, a notorious quack remedy, see No. 7592]. On a table are medicine-bottles, and on the ground two books: 'Munro on the Gout &c &c' and 'Buchan—Domestic Medicine'.
27 January 1809
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Height: 289 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 210 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
The 'Domestic Medicine' of William Buchan (1729-1802) went through nineteen editions in his lifetime. There were several well-known physicians of the Monro family; none is credited in the B.M.L. Catalogue with a work on gout.
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