Punch,  32 (1857), 22.

The Dyspeptic of the Home Office





Disease, Mental Illness, Medical Treatment, Crime, Politics, Government

    Presents a case for believing that the Home Secretary, George Grey, is suffering from dyspepsia. Points out that Grey exhibits many of the symptoms of this complaint including the inability of 'saying No when [the stomach] is distended' and being eccentric in his decisions about criminals. Following the 'atrocious injustice and cruelty' suffered by a man wrongly convicted of forgery, suggests that Grey take a 'blue-pill' to cure 'one of those hallucinations which often attend disorder of the liver in particular'.

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