We Ought to be Careful
Mental Illness, Accidents
Draws attention to a 'new book' by Forbes B Winslow (probably Winslow 1860) which presents cases of the 'beneficial results of accidents', in particular that of an 'Idiot' who, after receiving 'a violent blow on the head, became a practising Barrister'. Adds that Mr Punch is now going to be 'very careful' about indulging in 'his favourite practise of giving idiots a rap on the head'.
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