A sick old woman seated between two doctors each prescribing different medication

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A sick old woman seated between two doctors each prescribing different medication; representing Wellington's and Russell's opposing political views. Coloured etching, 1831. Wellington is holding a bottle labelled: "Emetic", and says: "I think Mrs Constitution, this emetic will enable you to cast the Boroughmongers off you stomach, and you may then recover your former vigour." Russell is bearing a bottle labelled: "Russell purge", and retorts: "I would rather advise the purge, as it is a more powerful operative.". Created 1 April 1831. Legislative bodies – Reform. Emetics. Constitutions. Great Britain. John Russell Russell, Earl (1792–1878). Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (1769–1852). Work ID: jqfbafhv.

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