The Pope a Perfect Cure
Medical Treatment, Religious Authority, Religion, Quackery
Discusses an extract from an item in the Morning Post describing how the health of Pope Pius IX was restored by taking 'Du Barry's Food, the Revalenta Arabica' and stressing the Pope's praise for the food. Draws attention to the fact that the Pope's restoration was impudently given a 'cure' number. Anticipates that the Pope will shortly be advertising the food before his assembled cardinals, although questions the credibility of the puff quoted in the advertisement.
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