Midwife surgeon-apothecary's signboard, England, 1701-1800

Made:
1700-1800 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Surgeon-apothecary's signboard, English, 18th century. Full view, black background.
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Farrant & Man- Midwife surgeon-apothecary's signboard, English, 18th century

Hung outside a medical man’s premises, this painted wooden sign advertises the services of Farrant – a surgeon, apothecary and man-midwife. It dates from the 1700s. Births were usually attended by female midwives at this time. Only the wealthy could afford a trained male obstetrician. Farrant offered surgical skills but as an apothecary he also would have provided drugs.

Details

Category:
Surgery
Object Number:
A631386
Materials:
complete, paint, wood (unidentified)
type:
sign - promotional or advertising artefact
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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