To Sufferers From Nervous Depression
Mental Illness, Health, Environmentalism
Shows a miserable-looking man standing outside a farmyard in the pouring rain. The precipitation is so heavy that the lane in front of him has turned into a river in which ducks swim. The caption reveals the shortcomings of regarding country breaks as the cure for nervous disorders: it explains that spending six weeks in the country, abstaining from tobacco and stimulants, and spending the whole day in the 'open air' will not be effective unless one cultivates 'a cheerful frame of mind'—something which the man in the illustration evidently has failed to achieve.
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