Punch,  54 (1868), 76.

Ireland's Quack Doctors



News-Commentary, Drollery


Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Disease, Politics, Pharmaceuticals, Narcotics

    Describes solutions to the problems of Ireland as if the country were a patient. Notes that the 'doctors' differ over 'the case of Ireland', while 'empirics' propose to administer 'tonics, stimulants, and alteratives'. Believes solutions to the Irish problems may be presented in the style of patent medicines (for example, 'Try the Endowment of Irish Roman Catholic Priests in grants and glebes taken from the Established Church'), but concludes that the only panacea likely to prove effective is tobacco.

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