Physic and the Fair
Medical Treatment, Amusement, Gender
Discusses the 'Movement Cure'—a new remedy about whose nature and novelty Punch is ignorant. Speculates on the subsequent medical function of dancing masters and the therapeutic effect of balls, polkas, and waltzes. Emphasises that the cure would benefit 'delicate young ladies' by prompting them to take brisk walks after excessive drinking, and make horses more beautiful.
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