Punch,  31 (1856), 228.

A Tragedy in London Life



Drama, Drollery


Medical Treatment, Quackery, Commerce

    Set in a 'handsome Mansion in a Fashionable Square', presents a dialogue between a 'Medical Man' and a 'Stranger in Black' who is interested in the 'Eau de Jouvence' he sells. Noting that the potion claims to be able to cure a range of cosmetic and mortal complaints and to extend lifespan, the 'Stranger in Black' identifies himself as an undertaker interested in sharing thirty-five percent of the profits with the medical practitioner.

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