Vignettes at Large

Medicine and Healthcare then and now

Bitter Medicines

Paul Emile Destouches: can love triumph over disease

Dentistry by candlelight

Home therapy

Physicians disputing while patients suffers

Pulse and urine

The monkey as barber

The waiting room

Travelling healer pulls a tooth

Twelth century manuscript

Waiting for the doctor
Florence Nightingale at Scutari
Hippocrates by the bedside
Mandarin doctor examines the patient’s pulse


Hacks and quacks

Areas of the brain


James Morrison’s vegetable cure

Medical pseudoscience

Painted pony

Practical hydrotherapy

Spectacle seller

The anatomist

Tuttle’s Family elixir

Using a steam machine with pulley to extract a tooth
The consultation or last hope, by Thomas Rowlandson (1808)