The Harangues or Speeches of Quack-Doctors - jealous husbands p.12

Here we are told of an 'excellent umbellical sticking plaister' which is used to treat jealous husbands. The plaster is also said to prevent the 'many violent evils that daily arise from that predominant monarchical distemper, such as, grumbling in the gizzard, murder, imprisonment, and the like.'

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 Speech 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)