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Ague and Fever

Item Information

Title:
Ague and Fever
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." Etching showing a man afflicted with ague and fever while a physician writes a prescription, by Thomas Rowlandson
Creator:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
Contributor:
James Dunthorne (1730-1815), designer
Date:
1792
Format:
Prints
Genre:
etching (printing process) on paper; hand coloring on paper; watercolor on paper
Location:
Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Collection (local):
Manfred Kraemer Collection of Medical Prints and Satires
Manfred Kraemer Collection of Medical Prints and Satires. MMC 139 (10:02)
Series:
Manfred Kraemer Collection of Medical Prints and Satires
Subjects:
Etchings (prints)
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
Malaria
Fever
Physician and patient
Extent:
1 etching
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Publisher:
S.W. Fores
Notes:
From the Manfred Kraemer Collection of Medical Prints and Satires. Gift of the Maine Medical Center to the Harvard Medical School, 1992
Language:
English