Punch,  30 (1856), 77.

Banes and Antidotes



Letter, Spoof


Narcotics, Adulteration, Homeopathy, Medical Treatment, Health

    Shocked at reports of 'accidental and wilful' poisoning, asks Mr Punch whether poisoning should be treated by such traditional methods as a 'stomach pump' and 'sulphate of zinc', or by homeopathic remedies. Observes that the latter would involve taking 'an infinitesimal quantity' of the poison in question and urges that the homeopathic antidote to poisons should be regarded as a serious question by surgeons, apothecaries, and undertakers.

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