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William Salmon portrait engraving doctor physician

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William Salmon


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Original antique medical print


William Salmon (1644-1713), also known as the "professor of five wives", was a maker of drugs. Salmon set up looking for patients near the Smithfield gate of St. Bartholomew's Hospital. He treated all diseases, sold special prescriptions of his own, as well as drugs in general, cast horoscopes, and professed alchemy. Weak impression. A couple of small marks.

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artist William Sherwin (1645-1711)
method Copper-line engraving
date 1671
size 140mm by 90mm (platemark)
SKU MD6247