Punch,  15 (1848), 166.

A Golden Opportunity



News-Commentary, Drollery

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N, pseud.  [William Newman] *


Medical Treatment, Quackery, Commerce

    Responds to an advertisement in The Times for the 'Receipt for making a Patent Medicine'. Believes a more effective method of selling the patent would be to announce 'pills! pills! pills!' which extend life, and to auction the pills. There should also be 'The Splendid Advertising Cart' for attracting custom, a 'small select Kennel of Dogs' that are 'kept for the trial of experiments', and 'Gamboge' which can be turned into a 'certain cure for everything' with only a 'few pounds'. Illustrations depict the advertising cart and the cask of 'Gamboge'.

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