Punch,  47 (1864), 33.

Early Birds



News-Commentary, Drollery


Human Development, Health, Disease, Medical Treatment, Medical Practitioners

    Discusses the rules devised by the Early Rising Association, which imposes fines on people for being late. Puzzled by the fourth rule which states that 'No excuse for being late will be taken except illness, in which case no fines need be paid'. Ponders how serious the illness has to be before the sufferer can escape the fine, and 'who is to certify the illness'. Wonders whether the association has its 'own doctors for verification'. (33)

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