A corpulent woman provides the pustule for the vaccination of a child by a couple of dandified doctors

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A corpulent woman provides the pustule for the vaccination of a child by a couple of dandified doctors. Etching, c 1800. The doctors are dandies in the English style, as vaccination was sometimes seen in France at this time (early 19th century) as a fashionable English invention. The style of the two doctors shown here is recurrent in the Depeuille series on vaccination. Created c 1800. National characteristics, English. Upper class – France. Men's clothing. Fashion. Puppets. Costume – France (- 19th century). Children – Health and hygiene. Vaccination of children. Work ID: keymucnb.

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