Punch,  40 (1861), 62.

Food and Features



News-Commentary, Drollery


Nutrition, Superstition, Anatomy, Physiology, Health

    Discusses a passage in Old Militia Surgeon 1860 in which the author, 'An Old Militia Surgeon', discusses the connection between 'personal beauty' and 'judicious dieting'. Denies links between the consumption of certain vegetables and corresponding bodily developments, but insists that complexions may be governed by other foods and drinks. For example, notes how drinking 'brandy-and-water' leads to 'grog-blossoms on the end of the nose', that too much wine will redden the eyes, and that 'plenty of broccoli' leads to an 'aquiline form of nose'.

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