The Last New Pathy
N, pseud. [William Newman] *
Medical Treatment, Health, Invention, Steam-power, Railways
Reports on the discovery of 'Atmo-pathy', a process for curing 'every disease [...] by the application of steam'. Believes the process involves establishing a 'steam communication between the patient's mouth and a boiler'. Should it come into fashion, it will allow railway companies to 'redeem themselves' by allowing passengers to pay for the therapeutic benefits of steam. The illustrations show giant kettles being aimed into a patient's mouth and into a bathroom.
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