Punch,  52 (1867), 125.

Bad Excuse Better Than None

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Illustration, Drollery

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Periodicals, Medical Practitioners, Reading, Parasitology, Amusement, Gender

    Shows an elderly man and his nephew relaxing in a parlour. The older man, who is reading a newspaper, asks his nephew whether he has read 'that article in the Lancet about chignons' (a reference to Eduard von Lindemann's evidence of the large numbers of gregarines (parasites) in this fashion accessory). His nephew, an 'Invalid Captain' from India, clearly has, because he is appalled by the idea of 'Gwegowines' and thinks it is now unsafe to attend church in the company of ladies.

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