Punch,  37 (1859), 215.

Homeopathy for the Toilette



Notes, Drollery


Medical Treatment, Quackery, Homeopathy

    Pondering the high price of a 'Milk of cucumber' treatment for sunburns, suggests that this substance is a 'solution to the problem of extracting sunbeams from cucumbers' (a reference to a chimerical scheme in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels) and acts, 'on the Homeopathic principle that like cures like, as a remedy for sun-burns'.

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