Real Railway Advantages
Railways, Disease, Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Psychology, Mental Illness
The drama is set in the consulting room of a 'Mr. Magneesher, the eminent M.D.', very close to two railway stations. The action describes the doctor's consultation with several women patients, the first of whom is described as a 'Nervous Patient' who is paralysed by the deafening sound of railway bells. The noise is so loud that the doctor has to mime to a consumptive patient that he wants to use a stethescope, although this procedure is disrupted by further railway noise and vibrations. Concludes with the doctor shaking his fist at the railway stations.
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