A learned physician with a library of Latin books writes a prescription but cannot save his patients from death
|Caption||A learned physician with a library of Latin books writes a prescription but cannot save his patients from death. Etching by GM Mitelli, c 1700. The doctor has dipped his quill in an inkpot and has written out a prescription. On the left-hand table there is a lancet resting on a cloth. The poem warns that medicines are a useless defence against death. Physicians – Italy (- 17th century). Scholars. Physicians – Clothing. Medicine – Formulae, receipts, prescriptions. Medicine – Early works to (1800). Books. Medical instruments and apparatus. Surgery. Physicians – Malpractice. Drugs – Prescribing. Contributors: Giuseppe Maria Mitelli (1634–1718). Work ID: uw2655xa.|
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