Punch,  35 (1858), 130.

A Culinary Hospital



News-Commentary, Drollery


Disease, Nutrition, Domestic Economy

    Notes that the dining-book of the Wellington Club states that 'all orders for dinners, complaints, &c., &c., are to be addressed' to the superintendent, Mr Thyer. Punch drolly suggests that Thyer is in the business of supplying medical complaints. Suggests there are 'many bad debts' connected with his establishment because 'the recovery of the debt would, in malignant attacks, be more than doubtful if it depended upon that of the patient'. Advises Thyer to bring his menu 'a little more cheerfully into the character of the Bill of Health' and to stop his 'complaints' following too closely on the 'dinners'.

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