Punch,  12 (1847), 259.

Ethereal Experiences

Cimabue PottsThomas LintJohn Fee md fcp


Reportage, Spoof; Letter, Spoof


Anaesthesia, Medical Treatment, Medical Practitioners

    Discusses news that ether is superseding alcohol as a means of producing 'agreeable excitement'. Presents letters from people 'describing effects of the new stimulant'. Cimabue Potts reported such strange experiences as 'imagining herself in Rome', feeling 'immortal', and making large sums of money from a painting produced under the ethereal influence. Thomas Lint, a 'Student at Bartholomew's', describes 'ether parties [...] amongst our fellows', imagining himself 'past the Hall and College', and feeling 'out of debt, and as if in large practice'.

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