Constable and a Remedy for Whooping Cough

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Constable and a Remedy for Whooping Cough.  In 1827 the painter, Constable, was concerned about the health of his young son, who was suffering from whooping cough.  One quack recommended as a cure that the child be "passed three times over and three times under a donkey."  Original artwork for illustration on p16 of Look and Learn issue no 578 (10 February 1973).  Lent for scanning by The Gallery of Illustration.

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