Punch,  26 (1854), 40.

The Finest Balsams of Arabia



News-Commentary, Drollery


Medical Treatment, Quackery, Homeopathy

    Discusses an advertisement for 'Ali Ahmed's Cough Pill' and other remedies. Cautiously recommends the treatments, but worries that their efficacy depends on the patient having the diet common to the region whence the treatments derive—the desert. Expresses concern about the composition and corresponding effects of the pills.

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