Punch,  38 (1860), 13.

A Chant for Christmas. By a Poet who Belongs to the Medical Profession



Song, Drollery


Nutrition, Disease, Medical Practitioners, Commerce

    Rejoices in the 'season festive' because it leads to digestive and other medical complaints that provide plenty of business for doctors. Hails the 'feasts most indigestive', the puddings which upset children's 'infant livers', and the 'poisoned sweets' presented to children, and concludes by stressing that Christmas, 'Of all the year / To doctors thou'rt the time most dear'.

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