Amour et Rhumatisme (Cover with Sheet Music)

Gustave Donjean, French

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
c. 1885

Medium:
Lithograph

Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 x 9 13/16 inches (33 x 25 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1988-102-72

Credit Line:
The William H. Helfand Collection, 1988

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  • PublicationPicture of Health: Images of Medicine and Pharmacy from the William H. Helfand Collection

    The comic song Love and Rheumatism relates the trials of a young woman who has married a hypochondriacal older man and is forced to be a nurse against her wishes. Despite the smile on her face, she does not recommend her lot to others. Here the "patient" winces as his back is massaged; other requisites for his health--bottles of medicine and a clyso-pompe, an enema apparatus popular in nineteenth-century France--are on the night table. William H. Helfand, from The Picture of Health: Images of Medicine and Pharmacy from the William H. Helfand Collection (1991), p. 137.