Punch,  57 (1869), 5.

Puffs of the Period



News-Commentary, Drollery


Pharmaceuticals, Medical Treatment, Quackery, Commerce

    Discusses a Morning Post advertisement for 'Milk of Cucumbers' (a tonic for 'rendering the skin fair') and 'American Pick-me-up Bitters'. Believes the former utlizes a similar process to that enunciated in Swift 1726—the cucumbers 'absorbing the solar rays' so as to prevent facial blemishes. Suggests a simple alternative to this treatment and speculates on the intended consumers of both products.

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