Punch,  25 (1853), 115.

A Consultation "In Articulo"



Poetry, Drollery


Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Politics

    Following the worsening relations between Russia and Turkey, this poem likens the diplomatic efforts of statesmen to avert conflict to doctors administering 'the paper-pill' to 'a dying nation [Turkey]'. Observes that while the 'diplomatic doctors' disagree over the best course of treatment and treat Turkey with 'replies', the patient finally dies.

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