Punch,  56 (1869), 203.

The Swigmograph



News-Commentary, Drollery


Physiology, Instruments, Narcotics

    Noting the invention of the 'Sphygmograph', an instrument 'for taking automatic tracings of the throbbing of the pulse', claims that the name of this instrument has 'suggested the invention' of the 'Swigmograph'. This latter instrument will trace upon paper the pulsing headache of somebody who has been 'swigging a good deal of alcoholic liquor', and thus warn the user against 'all dangerous indulgences in the pleasures of the table'.

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