Punch,  31 (1856), 70.

Fine Eyes for Foolish Girls





Medical Treatment, Physiology, Light, Disease, Natural Law, Gender

    Criticises an advertisement for a treatment to produce brilliant eyes. Warns that the substance paralyses the iris and that nature, who 'never made the iris to have tricks of this kind played with her', would resent habitual use of this treatment and cause bodily disease. Thinks foolish young ladies may try it 'for the benefit of science', but thinks the female eye is bright enough 'without recourse to belladonna'.

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