Punch,  26 (1854), 80–81.

The Domestic Reformer; or, How Mr Paterfamilias Made Home Happy  [8/9]



Serial, Drama, Drollery


Domestic Economy, Health, Nutrition, Physiology, Medical Treatment

    Continues the story of Mr Paterfamilias and his family. Describes Mr Paterfamilias's new interest in 'Diet and Regimen' and his concern to reform the 'hours', dress, and diet of his daughters. (80) His recommendations include a walk in the morning, 'uninterrupted' cold sponge baths, and 'calisthenic exercises' (81). Later Mr Paterfamilias shows his medical skills by successfully resuscitating a drowned Dorking fowl.

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