Punch,  51 (1866), [233].

Physic for Fenians

J T, pseud.  [John Tenniel] *


Illustration, Drollery

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J T, pseud.  [John Tenniel] *


Politics, Disease, Medical Treatment, Medical Practitioners

    Developing the themes of PU1/51/23/6, this illustration shows the consulting room of the English physician, Dr Bull, who is presented with a patient—a diminutive armed Fenian—by the allegorical figure of Ireland, Erin. The latter complains that the patient's symptoms are 'getting dangerous', and Dr Bull assures her that he 'treated a somewhat similar case to this very successfully in India'—a reference to the English suppression of the Indian Mutiny of 1857.

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