Photo: A New Rule in Algebra, c1846, Satire, American Doctors, Mexican War, Ampu
Photo: A New Rule in Algebra, c1846, Satire, American Doctors, Mexican War, Ampu

Photo: A New Rule in Algebra, c1846, Satire, American Doctors, Mexican War, Ampu

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Photograph Description: A new rule in algebra. Five from three and one remains!! or 'The three Mexican prisoners, having but one leg between them all!' O.K. Creator(s): Jones, Edward, Related Names: Newman, George W. Date Created Published: New York : Published by E. Jones & G.W. Newman, 128 Fulton St., N.Y., c1846. Summary: A biting, somewhat morbid satire about the fate of wounded Mexican prisoners of war in the hands of American doctors. During the Mexican War amputation was considered the surest way to prevent the infection of an injured limb. The cartoon shows three Mexican soldiers seated, in obvious alarm, on the ground. Of the three men, only the soldier in the center has a leg remaining. The words 'Series no. 2' appear at lower left, suggesting that the print was one of a larger group planned or actually published by Jones and Newman. Notes: Title from item. 'Entered... 1846 by E. Jones... Southern District of New York.' The Library's impression was deposited for copyright on June 12, 1846. Nevins, p. 184 Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1846-7. Subjects: Mexicans, parodied. Mexico, U.S. war with. s--1840-1850. Political cartoons--1840-1850.