From Hogarth to Rowlandson
Medicine in Art in Eighteenth-century Britain
Distributed for Liverpool University Press
This book provides an insight into the use of highly charged and often complicated representations of medicine and doctors in graphic and literary art. It will be of interest to social, medical and art historians as well as to general readers.
List of Illustrations
1. Setting the Medical Scene: the History of the Development of Medical Practice
2. Medical Images in Hogarth's London: Early Satires
—i. The Rabbit Woman: art and guile in the case of Mary Toft
—ii. The Company of Undertakers
3. The Itinerant Quack
4. A Pox on You All: Medical Images in Eighteenth-Century Themes of Morality
—i. A Harlot's Progress
—iii. Mothers' Ruin: Gin Lane and the art of alcohol abuse
5. Hogarth at St. Bartholomew's Hospital
6. A Question of Taste, or a Taste of Madness
—i. The Rake's Progress
—iii. Treatment of madness
7. Fashions in Health and Treatment
—i. Taking the waters
—ii. Aerial, aetherial, magnetic and electrical applications
—iii. 'Wonders! Wonders! Wonders! and Wonders!'
—iv. Animal magnetism
8. From the Womb...
—i. Touching on midwifery
—ii. What became of the children?
9. ...To the Tomb
—i. Dentistry: a big smile
—ii. Licensed to kill?
—iii. A public anatomy
—iv. Kill or cure
10. The End
—i. Death comes at the end
—ii. Remember thou shalt die
—i. Primary Sources
—ii. Secondary sources