A Going! A Going!

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Title

A Going! A Going!

Subject

Social satire, Medicine in art

Description

In A Going! A Going!, a physician, himself rosy-cheeked, well-fed, and hence well-paid, visits an sickly patient too ill to leave his bedroom. A list of prescriptions on the table and a collection of medications on the window sill indicate that an ineffective treatment has been going on for a long time. Revealing a ridiculous lack of empathy, the physician exclaims, “Dear Sir, you look this morning the picture of health. I have nay doubt at my next visit I shall find you intirely cured of all your earthly infirmitys.” The print suggests that it is in the doctor’s best interest for his patient to remain sick as long as possible. Until the patient dies, he is worth more sick than healthy.

Creator

Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)

Source

[no text]

Publisher

Thomas Tegg, London

Date

1813

Contributor

Debra Cashion, in collaboration with Elisabeth Barrett, '15

Format

Hand-colored etching; original dimensions, 270 x 390 mm

Language

[no text]

Type

Still image

Identifier

[no text]

Coverage

[no text]

Files

A Going (2).jpg

Collection

Citation

Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827), “A Going! A Going!,” The Anatomist: Early Modern Medical Satire, accessed September 21, 2017, http://anatomist.omeka.net/items/show/7.