Lying in Numbers
Introduction; Poetry, Drollery
Quackery, Health, Disease, Medical Treatment, Medical Practitioners
Suggests a verse for quacks who advertise. The author of the poem opens by affirming his generally good state of health, but then describes how he had been afflicted by gout in the limbs, coughs in the chest, and 'dropsy and dyspepsia dire'. Concludes by explaining how doctors and surgeons failed to remedy his symptoms but that 'Professor Gammon's pills' 'banished every pain'.
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