Punch,  1 (1841), 88.

The Bartholomew Fair Show-Folks



Introduction, Drollery; Dialogue, Drollery, Caricature


Medical Practitioners, Invention, Charlatanry, Government, Politics, Pneumatics

    The Prime Minister Robert Peel presents himself to the 'gullible public' as 'Sir Rhubarb Pill, M.D. and L.S.D. [i.e. pounds, shillings, pence], Professor of Political Chemistry and Conservative Medicine to the Carlton Club'. His other distinctions include being the inventor of the 'People's Patent Sliding Stomach-pump' and the 'new Royal extract of Toryism'.

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