Punch,  48 (1865), 13.

A Too Common Case of Distress

Brown Johnson, M.D., F.R.C.S.


Letter, Spoof


Disease, Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Nutrition, Class

    The author describes his attendance on a wealthy patient, whose symptoms are given in elaborate detail, but which turn out to be a simple case of festive gorging. Concludes by suggesting that 'those of us whose circumstances preclude over-indulgence in eating and drinking [... should] go forth among the mansions of the luxurious classes' and teach the virtues of moderation.

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