The Song of the Passée Belle
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Gender, Medical Treatment, Disease
Shows a somewhat distraught-looking woman playing a piano and singing a song that refers to the toxic substances she has applied to her body (notably 'Bismuthive Cream' on her brow and 'Belladonna' in her eye) in order to make her more attractive to a suitor.
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