Punch,  12 (1847), 125.

Physic for Ireland





Medical Treatment, Disease, Quackery, Cultural Geography, Race, Government, Politics

    Compares the 'case of Ireland' to a patient whose symptoms can only be remedied with 'a very bitter pill', and who, consequently, resorts to quack remedies. Continuing the metaphor, likens the Prime Minister Lord John Russell's 'eleventh hour' prescription of the 'Poor-Law Pill' to Ireland, to a 'regular practitioner' treating a patient at the last minute, and prescribing 'physic that should have been administered in the first place'.

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