Punch,  49 (1865), 217.

Artful Advertisements

Tabitha Jones


Letter, Spoof


Commerce, Quackery, Medical Treatment, Heat, Instruments, Gender

    Responds to an advertisement from 'One who has derived considerable benefit from the constant use of Morison's Vegetable Pills [...] 2s 6d'. Argues that this invigorating system of advertisement should be 'more generally adopted' and presents some examples. These include 'A Lady, who by procuring one of Zegretti and Nambra's registering thermometers, has been able to tell her friends "How cold it has been"'; this refers to the instrument-making firm of Enrico A L Negretti and Joseph W Zambra.

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