Punch,  51 (1866), 241.

Society for Relief of the Wilfully Blind



Introduction, Drollery; Reportage, Spoof


Disease, Medical Treatment, Politics, Language, Museums

Institutions mentioned:

British Museum

    Introduces a 'Quarterly Report' on this 'prevalent malady' from which it has transcribed a few notes. These reveal the nature and course of the disease, and play on the ambiguity of the verb 'to see'. For example, 'Dionysius D—, Politician. Returned by a large majority [...] Could not see that he was hampered by pledges [...] Politician pelted on platform. Vision much improved ' and 'Miss Cumbermould. Hereditary complaint. Couldn't see any charm in croquet'.

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