Punch,  30 (1856), [ii].

[Dangers of Steam Baths]



Illustration, Drollery

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [2]


J L, pseud.  [John Leech] *


Medical Treatment, Technology, Accidents

    The first illustration shows a man in his bedroom beneath a mound of blankets into which steam is supplied by a pipe from a kettle on the fire, while the man is plied with broth by his wife. The second shows the commotion resulting from an accident, with the kettle upset and the couple in horrified disorder. The caption which runs beneath the two illustrations reads: 'For a Cold in the Head, There is Nothing Like a Steam Bath, And This Can Only Be Had in Your Bedroom With the Greatest Ease.—You Have Only To—Take Care That You Manage the Apparatus Properly'.

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