The Gladstone Pill
Government, Commerce, Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment
Depicts the Chancellor of the Exchequer, William E Gladstone, presenting a large pill marked 'Increased Income Tax' to John Bull, who is depicted as a sick man clad in a dressing gown with his feet in a bowl of water. 'Dr. Gl–dst–ne' urges John Bull to 'swallow it at once, and it will relieve your chest [i.e. the Treasury]'.
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