The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

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Title

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

Subject

Social satire, Medicine in art

Description

First published in 1771, this epistolary novel by Thomas Smollett (1721-1771), MD, follows the travels of the household of Matthew Bramble, who suffering from gout, spends time taking the waters at Bath. Writing to his physician Dr. Lewis, Bramble doubts that the drinking the water is sanitary: “It is very far from being clear with me, that the patients in the pump-room don’t swallow the scourings of the bathers” (p. 50).

Creator

Tobias Smollett (1721–1771)

Source

[no text]

Publisher

C. Elliot, Edinburgh

Date

1809

Contributor

Debra Cashion, in collaboration with Elisabeth Barrett, '15

Relation

Format

Printed book on paper

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

[no text]

Coverage

[no text]

Files

sconovsmollett2002.jpg

Collection

Citation

Tobias Smollett (1721–1771), “The Expedition of Humphry Clinker,” The Anatomist: Early Modern Medical Satire, accessed November 23, 2017, http://anatomist.omeka.net/items/show/25.