Punch,  47 (1864), 235.

No Relief on Sunday!





Religious Authority, Religion, Medical Treatment, Class

    Begins by noting that the North British Railway Company supports the campaign of 'Scotch Sabbatarians' on the grounds that it maintains Christian law. Draws their attention to an alarming letter in The Times from 'A Medical Officer' who describes 'a most dreadful case of malignant fever' which had not been treated (with a 'drop of wine') on a Sunday because the 'relieving officer' observed the sabbath. Ridicules those who believe it to be 'wicked to heal on the Sabbath Day' and hopes that the 'large London Union' to which the relieving officer belongs never need a 'drop of wine' on a Sunday.

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