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Cast pays the doctor a visit.

CAST members from the Playhouse's new production of Molire's The Hypochondriac - reworked for the venue by poet Roger McGough - paid a visit to the Liverpool Medical Institution for an insight into medical treatment of the time.

The plot of the 300-year-old comedy revolves around a rich man, played by actor Clive Francis, who is convinced he is ill and falls prey to medical quacks and their half-baked remedies and potions.

Liverpool Medical Institution is one of the oldest medical societies in the world, tracing its origins to the founding of the Liverpool Medical Library in 1779.

A spokeswoman said: "Our collection shows how crude instruments were compared to now." The Hypochondriac runs from June 19 to July 11..

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SHOWTIME: Hypochondriac cast, Leanne Best (Toinette), Clive Francis (Argan) and Neil Caple (Diaforius) at the Liverpool Medical Institution
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 15, 2009
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