The Harangues or Speeches of Quack-Doctors - Farting p.8

Here Dr Rock admits that his remedy for 'the itch' cannot cure a man who is itching to get away from his wife!

Another Quack named Rands asks 'is there any old women amongst you, who are troubled with the pimple-pamplins, whose skin is too short for their bodies, that they cannot sleep for farting.' For this condition he offers his 'antipamphastick powder' which will he claims will 'reduce you to a soundness of body in the twinkling of a hobby-horse.'

About The Harangues or Speeches of Quack Doctors

 

This comical book pokes fun at quack doctors - those medical amateurs who earned their living by selling dubious remedies to the public. Published in 1762, the book contains a series of parodied speeches in which quack doctors offer all manner of magical cures: ointments that must be applied by 15 year old maids; powders to cure uncontrollable farting; 'wonder-working' pills to treat melancholy; and sticking plasters to heal the hearts of jealous husbands.

 

Taken from: The Harangues or Speeches of Several Celebrated Quack Doctors
Author / Creator: 'Various Hands'
Publisher: J Thomson
Date: 1762
Copyright: By permission of the British Library Board
Shelfmark: 11770.b.1(4)