This illustration shows a wealthy man treated by his doctor in his home, this at a time when patients only went to hospital to die. The title indicates what his affliction must be, but the painting on the wall further illustrates how it was acquired.
|New Inventions of Modern Times [Nova Reperta], The Discovery of Guaicum as a Cure for Veneral Infection, plate 6” by Jan Collaert I. ca 1600. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Public Domain.|