A physician and a pregnant patient

A very pregnant young woman, not feeling her best, is sitting with a doctor in consultation. Another woman in the background is holding a container full of urine that the doctor will examine. But presumably the doctor has already determined what ails the patient, for he is writing a prescription. The ubiquitous chamber pot is seen in the background on the left.

The physician writes a prescription for a pregnant patient. Jan Steen. c.1665. National Gallery in Prague DO 4598. Accessed via Wikimedia.

 


 

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