Punch,  54 (1868), [137].

Paddy's Bad Tooth; or, Doctors Differ

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Illustration, Drollery

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Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Disease, Politics, Religion

    Shows Dr Disraeli (Benjamin Disraeli) and Dr Gladstone (William E Gladstone) standing near a chair on which sits Paddy, a comic representation of Ireland. Paddy's swollen jaw is wrapped in a bandage labelled 'Protestant Church', which is identified as the bad tooth of the title. The dialogue between the two doctors reveals their different solutions to Catholic opposition of the established Church of Ireland, Gladstone believing that it should 'come out at once' (be disestablished), Disraeli being 'decidedly in favour of stopping'.

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