In the cabinet of the quack doctor, the viscount Squanderfield holds out a small -box as a young girl dabs her face …

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In the cabinet of the quack doctor, the viscount Squanderfield holds out a small pill-box as a young girl dabs her face with a handkerchief. Engraving by B Baron after W Hogarth, 1745. The pill-box probably contains "cures" for venereal disease. The larger machine is for straightening a dislocated limb while the smaller one simply draws a cork from a bottle. The doctor polishes his spectacles beside a human skull with perforations on the frontal bone. In a cupboard hangs a human skeleon entwined with a life-size anatomical figure. Over this hangs a glass urinal and a brass shaving dish. There is also an enormous bone and, hanging from the ceiling, is a dried or stuffed crocodile (see ICV 49817). To the right is an apothecaries' show case containing earthenware. Created 1745. Contributors: William Hogarth (1697–1764); Bernard Baron (1696–1762). Work ID: y7qvcfz3.

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