Punch,  27 (1854), 251.

The War Puffs

Dr Willis Wozely U Professor Galloway U


Advertisement, Spoof


Medical Treatment, War, Disease, Mental Illness, Pharmaceuticals, Homeopathy, Quackery

    Consists of spoof letters from tradesmen trying to sell their goods to wounded troops in the Crimea. Under the title 'Blessing to the Nervous', Dr Millis Mozely offers to send a cure for 'nervous or mental disease' and puffs his work on 'Nervous and mental Complaints'; and under the title of 'No Wooden Legs Wanted', Professor Galloway offers to send troops 'a waggon-load of my Pills [...] and an equal quantity of my Ointment'. Inevitably, Galloway notes that he can supply a testimonial from Mason G Stratford (5th Earl of Aldborough), the notorious patron of homeopathy.

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