Punch,  50 (1866), 12.

A Medical Wife

Infusum Columbae


Letter, Spoof


Medical Practitioners, Gender, Medical Treatment

    Written from the perspective of a physician, who addresses his letter to 'Doctor Punch, Physician to the Infirmary for Aching Sides, &c.', and begins by relishing the 'charming prospect' of medical consultations with 'fair fellow-doctors' instead of 'your obstinate old muffs'. Anticipates the ways in which women doctors will change family life, including their ability to diagnose the illnesses of their husbands.

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