Punch,  50 (1866), 237.

Domestic Medicine



Introduction, Drollery; Letter, Spoof


Disease, Domestic Economy, Reading

    Arguing that the person who 'discovers a specific for a troublesome irritating disease' shall receive 'immortality in the pages of Punch', publishes a letter from a young (and therefore slightly illiterate) child, 'A B C', to his 'Mama' in which he explains that he has 'gotthe chicken pox' and asks for large quantities of sweet and savoury foodstuffs and a copy of À Beckett 1846–48. Punch has no doubt of the efficacy of this remedy.

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